HACKERS GET 19,000 CREDIT CARD NUMBERS FROM AT&T
Hackers broke into an AT&T computer system and gained access to about 19,000 customer records over the weekend, according to the company.
The records, which included credit card numbers, were for customers who had bought DSL equipment through AT&T's Web site.
The company issued a statement expressing regret for the incident and said it would pay for credit-monitoring services for any consumer affected by the breach.
According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, computer security breaches since early last year have exposed a total of more than 90 million consumer records to hackers and identity thieves.
ZDNet, 29 August 2006