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iPad Hacking Case Underway, Ruling Could Address Ancient Computer Abuse Law

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http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Ansel Halliburton is a lawyer at ComputerLaw Group, a boutique law firm in Palo Alto specializing in intellectual property litigation and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter. In the summer of 2010, a group called Goatse Security (or GoatSec) discovered a security hole in an AT&T website catering to users of the recently launched iPad with 3G connectivity. Depending on who you ask, GoatSec is either composed of trolls in it for the lulz or grey-hat hackers. GoatSec found that when a user visited the site from an iPad, the user’s email address was pre-populated. AT&amp (IT news)