A shadowy hacking group obtained the email addresses of over 114,000 owners of Apple iPads by exploiting a vulnerability at US telecom giant AT&T, a Silicon Valley website reported on Wednesday.Valleywag, a property of Gawker Media, said the hackers turned over the email list and it contained the email addresses of a number of high-profile iPad users including US business leaders, politicians and military officials.
JPMorgan Chase & Co., the biggest U.S. bank, said a previously disclosed data breach affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
Customer names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses were taken, the New York-based bank said today in a regulatory filing. Hackers also obtained internal data identifying customers by category, such as whether they are clients of the private-bank, mortgage, auto or credit-card divisions, said a person briefed on the matter.
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the third straight quarter of declining iPad sales during the company's earnings call Monday. Apple sold 12.3 million iPads during the September quarter, which is down 13% from a year ago.
Apple unveiled some new products on Thursday, including a couple of new iPads. Well, only one of those iPads is "new," really. The iPad Air 2 is faster, thinner, and more secure thanks to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which will allow owners to use Apple Pay for shopping online.
Dan Rayburn submits: When Apple (AAPL) announced its new iPad last week, many said it was a big deal for content owners, as it gives them another platform to try and monetize their content on. But what I didn't see anyone talking about is how many iPads Apple needs to sell before the platform has a big enough install base to make a difference to content owners?
The average selling price of iPads continued to fall in the first quarter, according to Apple's earnings released yesterday. That's a sign of the how competitive the tablet market has become as prices drop and cheaper mini-tablets proliferate.