2 Charged With Hacking Into AT&T, Stealing 120,000 iPad Users' Info

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey are announcing the arrests of two men -- one from San Francisco -- accused of stealing e-mail addresses and other information from more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including that of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among a who's who of dignataries, according to previous reports.      

Daniel Spitler of San Francisco and Andrew Auernheimer of Fayetteville, Ark., face charges of fraud and conspiracy to access a computer without authorization.      

Spitler is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark on Tuesday afternoon. Auernheimer is to appear before a federal judge in Fayetteville, Ark.      

AT&T Inc. in June acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 iPad users.

The company said the vulnerability affected only iPad users who signed up for AT&T's "3G'' wireless Internet service.      

The U.S. attorney's office will hold an afternoon news conference on the investigation.

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