• AT&T Confirms Recent Data Breach Affected Customer Information



    AT&T has announced a recent data breach involving one of its own employees that decided not to follow the rules. The now former AT&T employe reportedly made off with numerous social security numbers, driver's license numbers, and information about the subscriptions to AT&T's services that the user was tied to:

    Unfortunately, we recently learned that one of our employees did not follow our strict privacy rules and inappropriately obtained some customer information. This individual no longer works at AT&T and we are directly contacting the limited number of affected customers.
    AT&T claims that they've already notified the necessary federal authorities about the matter and that they will be offering one year of free credit monitoring, as well as free credit score checks to the 1600-ish customers that have been affected by the data breach. AT&T has reportedly notified those that have been affected and attached the following letter with instructions on what to do [direct link].

    If you suspect that you've been affected by the breach, it is recommended that you follow the instructions in the letter to keep yourself protected. You can also call AT&T directly to see if you have been verified. Out of all of the customers that AT&T actually has, 1600 is not a whole lot, so there's a pretty good chance that you're not affected, but it never hurts to check.

    Sources: AT&T via Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: AT&T Confirms Recent Data Breach Affected Customer Information started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      "Data breach" is becoming an every day event.
    1. cpho's Avatar
      cpho -
      Someone needs to steal and relinquish this "former AT&T employee's" personal information.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      At this rate I'll never have to pay for credit score checks and fraud alert as it will be free for life. If one company is not getting hacked it's another.
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      Nobody is safe.
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Encrypt all the things!!
    1. zeroskater61's Avatar
      zeroskater61 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      At this rate I'll never have to pay for credit score checks and fraud alert as it will be free for life. If one company is not getting hacked it's another.
      Seriously am still getting free monthly identity updates from back when Sony Playstation Network was hacked a few years ago.
    1. sheltons.iphone's Avatar
      sheltons.iphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by zeroskater61 View Post
      Seriously am still getting free monthly identity updates from back when Sony Playstation Network was hacked a few years ago.
      Me too!😃
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