AT&T customer data compromised

by: William Neilson JrJune 14, 2014


According to PhoneScoop, AT&T is now confirming that a data breach occured between April 9 and April 21. AT&T will not confirm how many customers were affected but did say that those who whose information was breached had received emails alerting them. The breach involved a third-party contractor who ‘violated security protocols and accessed customer data.”

Some of the data taken included Social Security numbers and call records.

“We recently learned that three employees of one of our vendors accessed some AT&T customer accounts without proper authorization. This is completely counter to the way we require our vendors to conduct business. We know our customers count on us and those who support our business to act with integrity and trust, and we take that very seriously. We have taken steps to help prevent this from happening again, and we have reported this matter to law enforcement.” – AT&T Letter

It is believed that the breach was done as a way of spoofing customer identities in order to unlock phones.

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  • TheyCallMeVinnie

    Im sure ATT will find a way to charge those customers that had their stuff stolen too.

    • BernieBastinaly

      my classmate’s aunt makes $68 every hour on the computer . She has been
      fired for 7 months but last month her paycheck was $15495 just working on the
      computer for a few hours. visit the site R­e­x­1­0­.­C­O­M­

  • Zac Bishop

    House of Cards?

  • John Grabb

    Probably happened through an Android phone. LOL

  • I’ve had mysterious 800 numbers calling me for about 3 weeks saying “This is AT&T, you been awarded x amount of dollars from your bill, please log on to (I forgot the site) and log into your att account to receive your discount” Luckily I’m not an idiot but I’m sure many people were desperate for a discount fell for it. I always wondered how many people have.

  • AT&T is a good company imho. I’m confident they will sort this out.

  • That’s why I highly recommend y’all to get a google voice number and filter/block the anonymous and spam calls.

  • Yaritza Miranda

    I’m sure Led Lampen wont do it

  • GIancarlos

    Thats why i use ”stupid phones” and

    Led Lampen. im feel secure with this stuffs