Hole in AT&T's security leaves 114,000 iPad users vulnerable

The company apologized and is working to notify all affected users, but noted that "the person or group who discovered this gap did not contact AT&T."

"We take customer privacy very seriously and while we have fixed this problem, we apologize to our customers who were impacted," the company said.

Gawker reported that affected customers included a number of military and government officials as well as the executives of media companies including the New York Times Company, Dow Jones, Viacom, News Corporation, Time Warner and Hearst.