Well, just as I posted my previous article saying that AT&T most likely lied, Gizmodo released information from it’s readers saying that when they go to pre-order, AT&T gives them a different shipping address and credit card info!
This is an absolute mess. This is the Gulf Oil Spill of the tech world. Millions of people’s information is accessible to anyone. Your credit cards, Social Security numbers, calling records, and now your address. This is probably AT&T’s biggest security breach, ever.
Now, crashing servers during iPhone launches are nothing new from previous years, but now even it’s customer’s ultra sensitive information is being laid out and they have no clue how to stop it? The only good thing I can see from this is that AT&T has given Apple one more reason to kill their exclusivity contract (if they haven’t already).
Well guys, here’s a some e-mails sent to Gizmodo, laying out their proof on how AT&T lied to us all.
From: Christian du Lac
Subject: whose credit card? not mine
Date: June 16, 2010 12:54:17 AM EDT
To: Jesus Diaz
Great coverage on the iPhone/AT&T disaster.
I was one of the lucky ones who secured an iPhone upgrade — at 2:30am west coast time, after over an hour of server failures, etc.
On a matter perhaps related to the AT&T server software update you reported on today: I have an AT&T Wi-Fi Premium account — the kind that you can use at Starbucks — that I want to cancel, since Starbucks is making wi-fi free in a couple of weeks.
When I enter my account to remove my credit card info, it describes my card as an American Express, and shows a partial account number and expiration date. Problem is, it’s not my card: I haven’t had an Amex account in 12 years. (Screenshot attached).
Here’s a second e-mail:
From: Melissa Phillips
Subject: AT&T Security
Date: June 16, 2010 2:20:49 AM EDT
To: Jesus Diaz
Had this happen to me twice when attempting to order through the Apple Store. Once you get to the check out, evidently they will only ship to the AT&T billing address and random addresses have come up.
The first time it happened I was in the Apple Store in Jacksonville and we were about to hit the final check out button when my husband noticed the shipping address was somewhere in Virginia to a name that wasn’t ours. We backed out and were never able to get that far again so we left the store.
Got home and tried again on the Apple website.. not AT&T around 2:00 am, this time it happened again with a different address and having read your article I knew what was up. I took the attached screenshot. Shut the browser down, tried again in a completely different browser and it went through.
Scary to think how many people purchased through Apple website and were so happy that it was finally working that they never noticed the incorrect shipping addresses. On the other had many people are going to be getting some free iphones…
Finally, a third e-mail that has been made public:
From: Gregory Sarrica
Subject: iPhone 4 Order Security Breach Exposes Personal Information
Date: June 16, 2010 7:24:45 AM EDT
To: Jesus Diaz
I just received an order confirmation yesterday for an iPhone 4 and I did not even order one! I was googling around to see if this happened to anyone else and I found your article on Gizmodo.
This is amazing! I thought it was fake at first but after checking the order status on ATT’s website I knew it was a real order. Now I just wonder if it will come to my house.