updated 10:25 am EST, Tue January 18, 2011
About 120,000 people affected
Criminal charges will soon be made public in a case of data theft involving the iPad, according to Reuters. The bulk of details are expected to be announced in a Tuesday afternoon press conference, organized by the FBI and the US attorney for the district of New Jersey, Paul Fishman. What is known so far is that the e-mail addresses and other information was taken from a group of approximately 120,000 iPad owners.
Investigators have also revealed that the theft only impacted 3G iPad owners, as the data came from an alleged hacking of AT&T servers. It's uncertain if the incident referred to is one from June, in which a group calling itself Goatse Security poached the names of over 114,000 3G iPad owners, including former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. One of the hackers, Andrew Auernheimer, was arrested the same month on drug charges.