(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – AT&T has confirmed that one of its employee’s gained access to private files in August.
CNet reported that 1,600 AT&T customer’s private data such as Social Security number and driver’s license numbers were “exposed” in the data breach.
“We take our customers’ privacy very seriously and value the trust they have in us,” wrote AT&T to CNet via email. “Unfortunately, we recently learned that one of our employees did not follow our strict privacy rules and inappropriately obtained some customer information. This individual no longer works at AT&T and we are directly contacting the limited number of affected customers.”
The mobile giant is offering a year of free credit monitoring and will ensure that all false charges are reversed to those affected by the hack.