If you are an AT&T customer then you should worry about this, because it is confirmed by the company itself that AT&T Mobility customers records were accessed by people outside the company.
This breach took place between April 9-21 of this year, but disclosed now, don’t know why.
It is still not confirmed by the company that how many customers are affected in this breach or who is the cuslprit behind this? Seems they are investigating the matter.
“Employees of one of our service providers violated our strict privacy and security guidelines by accessing your account without authorization,” the company said in a letter to affected customers. “AT&T believes the employees accessed your account as part of an effort to request codes from AT&T than are used to unlock AT&T mobile phones in the secondary mobile phone market.”
No more information right now given by AT&T, you can read a statement given by the company:
“We recently learned that three employees of one of our vendors accessed some AT&T customer accounts without proper authorization,” the company said in a statement.
“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, we are notifying affected customers, and we have reported this matter to law enforcement,” it said.
It looks like, the culprit behind this also accessed the customer data includes details of the time, date, duration and destination of phone calls made by customers, AT&T said.