NEW YORK — US telecom giant AT&T said Monday it was advising customers of an apparent hacking attempt but that no accounts were breached.
“We recently detected what could have been an organized attempt to obtain information on a number of customer accounts,” an AT&T spokesman told AFP by email.
The hackers attempted to determine whether AT&T telephone numbers were linked to online AT&T accounts, the spokesman said.
“No accounts were breached and our investigation is ongoing to determine the source or intent of the attempt to gather this information,” he said.
“In the meantime, out of an abundance of caution, we are advising the account holders involved,” the spokesman added.
In June, a 26-year-old San Francisco man pleaded guilty to writing code used to steal email addresses and personal information belonging to 120,000 Apple iPad subscribers from AT&T computer servers.
AT&T shares were down 1.29 percent at $28.27 in early afternoon trading on Wall Street on Monday.
Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.
The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.
The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.
"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP
Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."