I told you yesterday about the AT&T iPad 3G security breach that exposed the email address of over 114,000 iPad owners. If this security breach hadn’t compromised any politicians and highly ranked military officials, I doubt this issue would have had any legal follow up.
The problem is that the hackers did uncover the email addresses of important people. When I say important, I mean people like New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, or William Eldredge, who commands the largest operational B-1 strategic bomber group in the U.S. Air Force.
Naturally when such high profile people are involved, the FBI started looking into it. According to the WSJ:
“The FBI is aware of these possible computer intrusions and has opened an investigation,” said Katherine Schweit, an FBI spokeswoman. Ms. Schweit said the FBI began the investigation Thursday but wouldn’t comment on what the bureau is looking at. “It’s very early in the investigation,” she added.
What’s going to happen next? I’m not sure but for some reason I don’t think AT&T is going to get in trouble. We’ll see what happens in the next few days.