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AT&T confirms security breach

2014-06-16 09:38 by
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AT&T confirmed a data security breach that occurred over two weeks in April, adding it was an inside job at one of AT&T's vendors.

Accounts were accessed without authorization between April 9 and April 21 by employees of one of AT&T's service providers and would have provided access to Social Security numbers and dates of birth, AT&T said in a letter sent to customers. While accessing customer accounts, AT&T said the employees would also have been able to view Customer Proprietary Network Information, which includes the time, date, duration, and destination number of phone calls.

"We recently learned that three employees of one of our vendors accessed some AT&T customer accounts without proper authorization," according to a statement released by the company. "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."

AT&T has notified law enforcement of the breach. They are also offering affected customers one year of free credit monitoring.

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