Computer Crime Research Center


Hackers get into AT&T

Date: August 31, 2006

A hacker broke into AT&T's computer system and stole credit card information on 19,000 customers who bought DSL equipment online, the company said. AT&T shut down its online store as soon as the hacker's breech of its computer system was discovered.

A company spokesperson said AT&T was contacting all of its customers who purchased DSL equipment online through its store to let them know that their personal information may have been compromised.

According to San Diego-based Privacy Rights Clearinghouse website, 91 million people's private records have been accessed illegally since February 15, 2005. Some of those records were accessed through stolen computers while many were taken by computer hackers who broke in through firewalls and accessed users private information.

AT&T said that the company is willing to pay for credit monitoring services for all those accounts that were compromised, though the company's spokesperson said that social security numbers were not accessed by the hacker.
Original article

Add comment  Email to a Friend

Copyright © 2001-2013 Computer Crime Research Center
CCRC logo