The website of a hacker group whose members exposed a vulnerability in AT&T’s site for 120,000 iPad customers was hacked on Tuesday, according to media reports.
ZDNet UK reported that for at least a few hours, an obscenity-laden message on the Goatse Security site said:
“I have taken the liberty of exposing your gaping hole . . . As you are a group of self-aggrandising [profanity redacted by ZDNet UK], I have also contacted the media to ensure that this incident gets the coverage it deserves.”
Goatse Security spokesman Leon Kaiser confirmed the breach and said it seemed as if someone found the root password to the company blog.
Goatse Security made news in June 2010 when it disclosed a security hole in the AT&T website and released email addresses and iPad serial numbers for about 120,000 AT&T 3G wireless accounts.
Two members of the group were recently arrested: Andrew Auernheimer and Daniel Spitler were each charged with an alleged conspiracy to hack AT&T's servers and for possession of personal subscriber information obtained from the servers.