Police jail iPad data leak researcher

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Police jail iPad data leak researcher

Goatse researcher nabbed for drug possession following raid.

One of the researchers connected to last week's iPad security breach has been arrested following a police raid.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) conducted a search of the home of Andrew "Escher" Auernheimer, a member of the Goatse Security group.

Following the raid, the 24 year old man was arrested for felony possession of drugs, including cocaine, LSD and ecstasy.

While the reason for the raid was not disclosed, Auernheimer's Goatse group had been under FBI investigation in recent days. The FBI has said that it was investigating Goatse following the disclosure of a flaw in AT&T's user database.

The investigation stems from a Goatse report that the company had discovered a flaw in the AT&T website which could allow an attacker to run a PHP script and harvest ID numbers and e-mail addresses of its iPad customers. The company said that it had gathered more than 114,000 email accounts.

Shortly after the company released its report, the FBI confirmed that it was investigating the incident, which exposed the email addresses of numerous state and government officials.

AT&T has since claimed that the incident was the malicious work of "hackers," while Goatse has countered that it was protecting users from a potential criminal attack. The company noted that the flaw has since been patched and that AT& T was given time to address the issue before it was publically reported.

Auernheimer had been speaking for the company on the issue, penning Goatse's official response to AT&T's public claims.

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