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iPad owners’ email addresses leaked


By The Drum Team, Editorial

June 10, 2010 | 2 min read

An embarrassing security leak has revealed the names and email addresses of 114,000 of the first people to own an iPad in the US, among them being chief executives of media brands like the New York Times, Dow Jones, Time and Bloomberg.

Also on the list were Military, NASA and Department of Justice, and staff at tech giants Google, Microsoft, Amazon and AOL.

The names were obtained by exploiting a security hole at phone giant AT&T, and media blog Gawker was presented the list before AT&T was alerted to the problem.

"We began poring through the 114,067 entries and were stunned at the names we found," wrote Gawker.

"The iPad 3G, released less than two months ago, has clearly been snapped up by an elite array of early adopters."

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