AT&T via vendor that operates an order processing computer

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
August 29, 2006
San Francisco , CA
United States
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
19 000
Dataloss DB
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Computer hackers accessed credit card account data and other personal information of customers who purchased DSL equipment from AT&T's online store. The company is notifying fewer than 19,000 customers.

UPDATE (9/1/06). The breach was followed by a bogus phishing e-mail to those customers that attempted to trick them into revealing more info such as SSN and birthdate -- essential for crime of identity theft.