Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Telco Insider Breached Customer Data

A telco employee gained unauthorized access to personal data of about 1,600 customers. The telco fired the employee and notified the customers about the data privacy breach.

The personal customer information breached may have included Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and services the customers subscribed to.

"the employee may have obtained Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and [telco] services customers subscribed to."
- Reuters
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Sources:
(a) AT&T says some customers being informed of data breach in August - www.Reuters.com, 10/6/2014

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