FBI seeks documents from Gawker about story on iPad leak
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked Gawker Media to retain all the documents it has on a story its Valleywag site posted earlier this week about a security leak on iPads through AT&T that exposed personal information for thousands of users.
Shira Ovide of The Wall Street Journal reports, “The post from Wednesday has been clicked on 850,000 times so far, Mr. Stern said. Gawker.com on Wednesday had about 2.8 million page views, about 75% more than total page views for a typical weekday, according to Mr. Stern.
“Mr. Stern said he and Valleywag editor Ryan Tate spent all night Tuesday verifying the data file from a group of computer experts that calls itself Goatse Security, which had identified the AT&T breach and sought to publicize it.
“Gawker verified the information and only posted partial email addresses. Mr. Stern said it didn’t want to disclose potentially sensitive email addresses or the unique iPad ID numbers.
“Mr. Stern and Goatse Security said Gawker Media didn’t compensate the group for the scoop.”
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