From the New York Times, Arkansas Business and Washington County Sherrif's Office:
Two Are Charged in iPad Security Breach
By NICK BILTON and JENNA WORTHAM
Published: January 18, 2011NEWARK — Federal prosecutors arrested two men on Tuesday on charges of fraud and conspiracy for obtaining and distributing the e-mail addresses of 114,000 iPad 3G owners.
Daniel Spitler, 26, and Andrew Auernheimer, 25, who are part of a group known as Goatse Security, gained national attention last June when they discovered a security loophole on AT&T’s Web site that allowed them to access the addresses and corresponding iPad identification numbers.
Those affected by the breach included military personnel, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and employees of NASA and the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Auernheimer, of Fayetteville, Ark., was taken into custody by the F.B.I. in Arkansas on Tuesday and was charged in federal court there. Mr. Spitler, a San Francisco resident, surrendered to the authorities and was taken into custody in Newark.