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In a security breach at AT&T last April, three employees of one of the company’s vendors accessed the telecommunications giant’s customer records — including social security numbers and call records.

AT&T declined to comment on how many customers were affected or why the company waited until now — two months after the fact — to acknowledge it.

Mark Siegel, executive director for media relations, sent a statement via email:

“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, notified affected customers, and reported this matter to law enforcement.”



3 comments
Sharonto
Sharonto

The world is too crazy and insecure.  Hackers can get very personal information that they need by hacking. Sometimes, they can even find out the password using special hack tools. It's worth mentioning that hack can be very useful in certain condition. A child of my neighborhood behaved erratically some time ago, her parents used iKeyMonitor http://www.remotespy.co/iphone-ipad-keylogger.html  to get her FB password to find that someone was trying to tempt her into taking drugs. That is terrible.

Analoguesque
Analoguesque

"Breached" eh? "Hacked" you say? Baloney. They are methodically and systematically SELLING your data on the sly- then claiming "hackers". Can data be hacked? Sure, why not- but see, look at ALL the companies who claim their "data has been hacked- Oh Noes!" funny how only *customers data* is the data being stolen. They can't legally sell the info so they do it surreptitiously- this has been the plan ALL ALONG.

bobsulli
bobsulli

What's worse? That AT&T's weak system design allows any of their vendors to see SSNs or that AT&T waited 2 months to acknowledge the fact?

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