AT&T Wireless Hit by Cyber Attack
The company has warned targeted subscribers of an 'organized attempt' to access their online accounts.
According to AT&T, hackers recently made an unsuccessful attempt to steal information from AT&T wireless subscribers' accounts.
"In an email sent to targeted subscribers, AT&T warned of an 'organized attempt' to break into their accounts," writes The Register's Dan Goodin. "The advisory was sent to less than 1 per cent of the company's wireless subscribers, spokesman Mark Siegel told The Register."
"'The people in question appear to have used 'auto script' technology to determine whether AT&T telephone numbers were linked to online AT&T accounts,' company officials said in an accompanying statement," Goodin writes. "If the script was able to isolate phone numbers that were linked to online accounts, AT&T's website may be configured in a way that puts subscriber privacy at risk."
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