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AT&T agrees to data breach fine

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago April 08, 2015 Apr 8, 2015 Wednesday, April 08 2015 April 08, 2015 6:49 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

WASHINGTON- AT&T agreed to a $25-million fine in a settlement with the government over data breaches at three of its calls centers that compromised customer information for about 280,000 U.S. accounts.

The call centers are in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines. Its the FCC's biggest privacy and data-security enforcement action so far.

Most of the customers affected are Spanish-speaking residents in the U.S. who had their calls routed to those countries.

The FCC says it was an inside job with call center employees paid to obtain customer information and the information was used to submit online requests for cellular unlock codes.

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