THE BLOG
06/10/2010 02:56 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Analyst from Goatse on AT&T Data Breach

CBS News spoke with Jim Jeffers, an analyst from Goatse Security about the AT&T data breach that affected more than 100,000 iPad users. Goatse is the security group that discovered that email addresses of iPad 3G owners could be found at an AT&T website.

All U.S. iPad 3G users were affected including some high profile users such as ABC's Diane Sawyer and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

On Wednesday, AT&T put out a statement that it had fixed the problem, staying that the "issue was escalated to the highest levels of the company and was corrected by Tuesday; and we have essentially turned off the feature that provided the e-mail addresses.

Jeffers told CBS News that the breach could "potentially allow someone who does the proper research to possibly target iPad 3G users and take over their iPads, and they could sniff traffic, they could act as the user of the iPad," however in its statement, AT&T said that "the only information that can be derived from the ICC IDS is the e-mail address attached to that device."

Click here to read more and listen to the Jeffers interview.