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AT&T-iPad hacker indicted, report says

Man accused of hacking into AT&T's servers and stealing customers' personal information was charged with conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers and identity theft, according to Reuters.

A man accused of hacking into AT&T's servers and stealing the personal information of more than 120,000 iPad customers was reportedly indicted today.

Steve Jobs showing off the first iPad. CNET/James Martin

Reuters reports the alleged hacker, Andrew Auernheimer, was charged with one count of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers and one count of identity theft by a Newark, N.J., grand jury.

The indictment comes after co-defendant Daniel Spitler pleaded guilty last month to the same charges. Spitler could face a sentence of 12 to 18 months of prison, according to Reuters. His sentencing is scheduled for September 28.

The two, part of a hacker group known as Goatse Security, allegedly broke intoservers run by AT&T a little more than a year ago and obtained the e-mail addresses of iPad customers. The alleged act triggered concerns over AT&T and Apple's ability to protect their customers' personal data.

Shortly after, AT&T, which provided the cellular data to Apple's iPad, shut down the vulnerability that led to the breach.