One tech at an AT&T contractor suggests that you shouldn't preorder the iPhone 4
Security is a lot like combating illness -- sometimes you have a relatively minor issue that affects many people, other times you have a major issue that only affects a few. AT&T's iPad email leak and its ramifications were bad enough, but AT&T's latest breach appears to be even worse.
This morning the iPhone 4 preorder process was having some serious denial of service issues thanks to a deluge of customers looking to order the hot new phone from Apple. But AT&T's servers didn't just deny service to some -- they also apparently started doing some naughty things as well.
Several customers have written reporting that they logged in to their AT&T accounts, only to enter another user's account. Full information, including bills, phone numbers, possible credit card information, addresses, and more greeted them according to growing reports over at Gizmodo.
This nightmarish scenario, appears only to be affecting a few of AT&T's subscribers, but for those impacted it could lead to some very serious problems, should the info fall into the hands of someone who might be tempted to abuse it.
One user, John King, describes:
I LOGGED IN AS ME AND IT BROUGHT UP A MARY ???? BIG PROBLEM
A tech at one of AT&T's contractors reveals an untested security update rolled out to servers over the weekend may be to blame.
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