AT&T offers customers affected by data breach one year of credit monitoring

Last week, AT&T revealed that personal customer data was exposed in a breach that occurred thanks to a service that unlocks phones for its customers. Now, the carrier is sending out letters to its customers confirming the hack — in a document posted to the state of California’s site, AT&T notes that one of its service providers “violated our strict privacy and security guidelines by accessing your account without authorization.” The breach took place between April 9th and 21st, and at that time the unnamed service provider was able to see customer social security numbers.

As is commonplace with security breaches like this (which are becoming more and more common), AT&T will be offering its customers one year of free credit monitoring to…

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