Second hacker charged with AT&T data thief released

The second hacker Andrew Auernheimer charged outing an AT&T security breach that exposed over 120,000 iPad 3G customers’ personal data was released on bail yesterday after he had been held behind bars since mid-January.

Andrew and Daniel Spitler, both in their mid-20s and members of the Goatse Security group, were each charged with a count of fraud and a count of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization.

Both of them were charged seven months after vulnerability was discovered by researchers at Goatse security, who wrote a script that harvested iPad 3G owners’ ICC-IDs (or integrated circuit card identifier, used to identify SIM cards to a network) and email addresses through exploiting a hole on AT&T’s website.