AT&T hack exposes 19,000 identities

AT&T is the latest telecommunications company to be hacked, as it announced on Tuesday that information for up to 19,000 customers has been compromised. The stored information was in relation to those who purchased equipment for their DSL connection through AT&T's online store. In an attempt to keep customers happy, AT&T will pay for credit card monitoring services for those customers who may be at risk.

"The break-in occurred over the weekend and was discovered within hours, after which the online store was shut down, AT&T said. The telecommunications company quickly notified credit card companies and is in the process of contacting the affected customers via e-mail, phone and letter, it said."
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