Thursday, August 24, 2006

AT&T Sues ID Thieves

Washington Post:
AT&T Corp. on Wednesday filed suit in federal court to unmask and halt the actions of 25 people who allegedly posed as customers to gain unauthorized online access to private phone records.

Some 2,500 customers' records were stolen, AT&T alleges in its civil complaint. The affected customers have been notified and access to their online accounts frozen, the company said...

Thieves are after more than phone records... "They steal your cable TV records, your satellite TV records, your gas and electric records and all the rest," said Douglas, who edits, an information security Web site. "Every interaction we have is being recorded somewhere, and every minute thieves are working trying to figure out how to gain access to that information and use it for profit.