Two men charged in AT&T iPad hacking that exposed personal data from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein and others

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Two men have been charged with stealing e-mail addresses and personal information of about 120,000 Apple iPad users.

The charges arise from last year’s AT&T server hacking, which affected iPad 3G users who used their AT&T connection to access the internet. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, film producer Harvey Weinstein, and many other high-profile figures with iPad 3G’s had their data exposed.

Prosecutors said Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer have been charged with one count of fraud and one count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization, Reuters reported Tuesday. Both men are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in different parts of the country.

In June 2010, AT&T acknowledged the privacy breach and said at the time that the problem had been solved, insisting the hackers no longer had access to any user information except e-mail addresses.