Is there any other media organization that’s better at distorting the truth than Gawker? The headline:
Apple’s Worst Security Breach: 114,000 iPad Owners Exposed
Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the cellular-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.
More investigative journalism from Valleywag:
The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a collection of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers that includes thousands of A-listers in finance, politics and media, from New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson to Diane Sawyer of ABC News to film mogul Harvey Weinstein to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It even appears that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s information was compromised.
That makes it sound as if Apple had customer data hacked, right? Nick Saint of Business Insider:
The breach appeared to be the fault of AT&T, which provides data service for 3G-enabled iPads.
Gawker, near the bottom of their article lambasting Apple, acknowledges that the breach actually was through AT&T, not Apple, and even outlines how it was done, as if Gawker had first hand knowledge, which means they may have instigated the theft. Gawker Media also runs Gizmodo whose so-called journalists stole an iPhone 4, broke it open, and published photos online.
Does Gawker worry that they have an aversion to truth and fact? Nope.