AT&T will pay a fine of $ 25 million for leakage of customer data

Original author: Grant Gross
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The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said employees at 3 AT&T call centers were selling data about their customers to criminals who used this data to unlock stolen phones.

This incident affected more than 279 thousand AT&T customers. The stolen data included customer names, social security numbers, and some other data.

According to the FCC, 3 Mexican employees and 40 Colombian and Filipino call centers are involved in the leak of personal information.

AT&T has no reason to believe that the stolen data was used for identity theft or fraud. But the company will pay a fine of $ 25 million, and will also notify all customers affected by the leak, and will hire a manager who will deal with the conflict with the FCC.

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