AT&T suffers data breach allowing theft of personal information



…exposing sensitive personal data such as Social Security numbers and birth dates,

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Attackers have compromised the personal information of an undisclosed number of AT&T Mobility wireless customers, the Dallas-based telecommunications giant has confirmed.

AT&T confirmed the data breach June 13th, saying outside attackers — allegedly employees of one of AT&T’s service providers — stole personal information on AT&T Mobility customers. The company would not disclose the number of affected users.

In a letter to customers, AT&T said the breach occurred between April 9 and April 21 and was carried out by the employees of a “service provider.”

Although AT&T didn’t reveal how many people were affected, California law requires companies to notify their customers when they’ve suffered a loss of user data in connection with a malicious attack affecting more than 500 people.

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