FBI Opens Probe of iPad Breach

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into the security breach in AT&T Inc.’s (T) website that exposed the email addresses of some iPad owners.

“The FBI is aware of these possible computer intrusions and has opened an investigation,” said Katherine Schweit, an FBI spokeswoman. Ms. Schweit said the FBI opened the investigation Thursday but it will not comment on what it is looking at. “It’s very early in the investigation,” she said.

AT&T, the sole U.S. provider of wireless service for the Apple Inc. (AAPL) tablets, acknowledged Wednesday that a security flaw in its website made it possible for iPad users’ email addresses to be exposed.

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