AT&T Mobility's customer records affected by data breach

AT&T Mobility's customer records affected by data breach
According to a published report, certain AT&T Mobility customers have received emails telling them that AT&T's security has been compromised. It is believed that a data breach occurred, involving customer records, between April 9th and April 21st. The breach was committed by a third party contractor that "violated security protocols and accessed customer data."

The carrier wouldn't say exactly how many of its customers were involved in the theft of customer information, but considering that AT&T has more than 100 million subscribers in the U.S., the number could be pretty high. The telecom giant made a filing in California related to the crime, which is required if more than 500 Californians are involved. AT&T hasn't commented on whether the customer information stolen, was limited to those living in the state.

The information stolen includes Social Security numbers and records of phone calls. AT&T believes that the breach was committed in order to unlock smartphones, which would allow them to be sold in the black market with support for AT&T, T-Mobile and various foreign mobile operators.


source: ITWorld, via PhoneScoop

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6 Comments

1. lektriczzz

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 08, 2013

I wonder if this allows me to get out of my contract

3. Totse2k15

Posts: 475; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

^ Lmfaol! Meh. I'm on Verizon.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"We had a data breach..." This is what companies say when they sell your data to various shady organizations. Plausible deniability.

7. palmguy

Posts: 965; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Oh boy T-Mobile's CEO is having a field day on this. :)

8. Blazers

Posts: 720; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

AT&T can't do anything right anymore lol. They're a punching bag for John Legere, they have the lamest commercials with that annoying girl (I would rather see the guy talking to kids then her), third place in LTE speeds, and constantly battling Sprint for being on the bottom of JD Powers rankings. Good job guys lol

9. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

NSA at it again.

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