AT&T says it has been a target of a hacking attack, the Associated Press reported.
The company says there appears to have been an “organized attempt” to break into mobile customers’ online accounts. The company says no accounts were breached. AT&T says hackers used automated programs to try to link mobile numbers and account log-in credentials. They’re investigating the source or intent of the attackers.
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