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AT&T to pay $25 mn penalty for data breaches

AT&T will pay a $25 million fine for “lax security” at overseas call centers where employees stole personal data for mobile phone traffickers, US regulators said Wednesday. The Federal Communications Commission announced the settlement in the case which affected some 280,000 AT&T customers. FCC officials said the lack of security at AT&T call centers in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines allowed employees in those locations to steal personal information which could be used to “unlock” stolen phones. The breach allowed those in the scheme to get customer names, full or partial social security numbers and other data that could be used to submit an “unlock” request to the big US telecom carrier, allowing them to resell stolen devices.

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