FCC Warns of 'Cyber Snoops'2010-06-14 09:41 by Daniela
Tags: FCC, AT&T, Google
After reports about incidents with Google's Street View cars mistakenly gathering personal data submitted over WiFi networks, hackers accessing email addresses of more than 100,000 iPad owners, and wireless and WiFi networks making consumers' private data accessible, the Federal Communications Commission is now warning members of the public about how easily their information can be stolen and compromised.
FCC Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Joel Gurin posted a blog last Friday about these breaches that have led the agency to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts.
"Although the Google and AT&T incidents are different kinds of intrusions, each is worrisome in its own way and has a different remedy", Gurin wrote.
The iPad incident appears to be a classic security breach and is, according to Gurin, exactly the kind of incident that has led the FCC to focus on cybersecurity.
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