AT&T Admits That Former Employee Illegally Accessed Customer Data

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AT&T has admitted that a former employee gained access to a limited amount of customer information including social security numbers and drivers’ license numbers.

The security breach, first reported by Threatpost, occurred in August, according to a form letter from AT&T posted by the Vermont Attorney General’s office. The letter explains that the breach was the result of an AT&T worker who accessed customer accounts without authorization. AT&T did not say how many accounts had been compromised.

AT&T’s letter stated that the company is reversing any unauthorized charges, offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected and notifying federal agencies about the issue. The employee has been fired. Read more…

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