08-30-2006, 02:24 AM #1Former Member
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- Jan 2006
Hackers steal AT&T customer info
Company notifying nearly 19,000 customers; online store shut down hours after breach occurred.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Personal data, including credit card information, of thousands of AT&T customers was stolen by hackers over the weekend, the company reported late Tuesday.
The breach, which affected customers who purchased DSL equipment through AT&T's (Charts) Web store was discovered within hours and the online store was shut down immediately, said AT&T in a press release.
AT&T said it was sending notifications to nearly 19,000 customers, and that it would pay for credit monitoring services for the affected customers.