Hacker pleads guilty to breaching AT&T to obtain iPad user email addresses

from Apple Insider
Spitler is allegedly part of the Goatse Security hacking group that
orchestrated a security breach of AT&T’s servers shortly after the launch
of the original iPad. “Computer hackers are exacting an increasing toll on
our society, damaging individuals …


NSA developing new tools to thwart hacking of defense firms

from SecurityInfoWatch
Since last month, the National Security Agency (NSA), America’s
largest spy agency and a part of the Defence Department, is working with
Internet service providers AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink on the deployment
of the new tools, Washington Post …