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Hackers Attempted to Gain AT&T Customer Account Info

AT&T today informed customers that hackers have attempted to infiltrate the U.S. telephone company to steal account data. AT&T claims that no accounts were breached, but it is simply informing its customers "out of an abundance of caution." The text is as follows:

We recently detected what could have been an organized attempt to obtain information on a number of customer accounts. The people in question appear to have used "auto script" technology to determine whether AT&T telephone numbers were linked to online AT&T accounts. No accounts were breached and our investigation is ongoing to determine the source or intent of the attempt to gather this information. In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution, we are advising the account holders involved.