Thread regarding AT&T layoffs

AT&T has no accountability.

The hacking debacle that made the news of 70+ million people should not be swept under the carpet. They list all the things compromised…

Social Security numbers, passcodes, full names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and AT&T account number. Then they like to sum it up with it does not appear to include financial information.

Oh THANK GOD, it doesn’t include financial information. Its not like with all the other information provided there’s no way they could ever use it to find out financial information. Its not like they can’t use your SSN number as a means of identification to call into Wells Fargo, Fidelity etc… to get access to your accounts. Thank God that could never happen.

The free 1 year credit monitoring is not enough. It’s not like as soon as your information is obtained they immediately use it. They information floats around there forever to used by hackers at any time they feel the need. I myself already have credit monitoring by all 3 of the credit agencies. For the first time ever, I’ve received notification that my SSN and email was found on the dark web. Thanks alot AT&T.

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I too wrote my congressman about the data leak. I thought it’d get trash canned and certainly not hear a response. I was surprised to get a reply. It seems that the congressional office is also not too pleased since some of them or their families are also affected.

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Post ID: @9xem+1s8dpV7f

I’m encouraging my family and friends to drop AT&T and go to Verizon. A buddy of mine is a techie guy. He too got his info leaked as a result of AT&T negligence and lying about it. He’s starting up an anti AT&T webpage that’ll have a blog post section, a section discussing any class action law suit, a section detailing how to contact both your district representative and senators for your state and of course links to other cell carriers to choose from in it.

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Post ID: @6ekq+1s8dpV7f

Yes, they should be heavily fined for lying if nothing else, then there’s the HUGE number of people affected.

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Post ID: @5ent+1s8dpV7f

Given the scope of the exploit a nice 2 billion $ fine would get the point across.

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Post ID: @3yqf+1s8dpV7f

I hope AT&T gets sued and fined into oblivion.

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Post ID: @2vfh+1s8dpV7f

The only thing that will make a change is a severe punitive fine. A fine of 50 million is laughable. AT&T would call a fine of 50 million, “Tuesday”. The fine needs to be substantial enough to where it consumes at least a few quarters of profit. It’d be from that point, things will change.

I'm conflicted about this. On one hand, I agree, the punishment needs to be meaningful. Equifax lost all our data, and their execs even sold stock and jumped ship while they were keeping this info hidden for a few months, and other than a relatively small fine, nothing happened to them. T's leadership needs to feel the pain for this. Heads must roll, all the way to the top, but...

On the other hand, we all know what would happen. T will just lay off a bunch more of us, well you guys, I've already been laid off. They will pay a small fee, it's all for show, just creates an illusion of accountability. Affected customers will get $5 from this, if they're lucky. And after a year or two, everyone will forget it ever happened, just like everyone seems to forget about Equifax now.

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Post ID: @2yuq+1s8dpV7f

My sister is totally upset as she has had multiple identity thefts and gone to great troubles to fix it.

"Why, dear brother, does your company require a Social Security Number for a cell phone?"

I told her "I just drive in to sit in the playroom [after decades of WFH, I'm really motivated] I don't deal with consumer issues. "

What a sad end for what was once a "blue chip company." How the executives continue to be employed here is a mystery.

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Post ID: @2akc+1s8dpV7f

The only thing that will make a change is a severe punitive fine. A fine of 50 million is laughable. AT&T would call a fine of 50 million, “Tuesday”. The fine needs to be substantial enough to where it consumes at least a few quarters of profit. It’d be from that point, things will change.

AT&T needs to come up with some other way to identify their customers rather than SSN and\or drivers license. If they can’t safeguard the personal data, which clearly they can not, then they need to come with some other means for identification. Yes, I know its an insurmountable task but that’s not my problem. My problem is with AT&T letting my data get uploaded to the dark web under their watch and of course with them lying about it.

For whatever its worth and it may bear no fruit, I’ve already suggested to my state senators, district representative, and various other cyber security oversight committees in congress with these suggestions. I know they may take my suggestions to the recycle bin never to be seen but maybe not. It does not hurt to try.

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Post ID: @2rfh+1s8dpV7f

I've used AT&T for the past 16 years, and yet I got 0 emails, mail or any credit monitoring alerts about this. Not sure if this should make me more worried or not.

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Post ID: @2jdq+1s8dpV7f

You guys are gonna love it even more when you find out this data was stolen almost 5 years ago, we just now learned about it.

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Post ID: @2bbi+1s8dpV7f

I am switching to Verizon now believe it or not.

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Post ID: @1wxm+1s8dpV7f

More strict fines should be put into place. This would encourage companies, out of fear of being fined hundreds of millions, to up their game on increasing security instead of meeting the government standards which is always light years behind.

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Post ID: @1uxd+1s8dpV7f

There are class action suits over this data breach. While AT&T currently offers 1 year credit monitoring, those class actions might yield a better settlement.

I already have overlapping credit monitoring and identity theft insurance from the Equifax breach, so, so far I'm not seeing anything from AT&T on how to settle this matter.

Reviewing the AT&T deal, my advice would be to make sure that there is no fine print that would result in the claimant not being able to participate in a class action if one accepts their settlement.

Look at the situation. AT&T denied that the breach came from their databases for years, and now that they figured out that it has come from their databases, they want to unilaterally determine the settlement? I think a neutral third party (court) should decide the settlement.

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Post ID: @1mas+1s8dpV7f

My SS# was also found on the dark web from the ATT leak. I just froze my credit at all 3 reporting agencies and changed by ATT and email passwords. Thanks John and Jeremy!

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Post ID: @1yna+1s8dpV7f

If your information is found on the dark web, its up for sales by anyone forever.

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Post ID: @cae+1s8dpV7f

If you have an Amex card, you may already have free monitoring and alerts. This is what I got this morning.

Dark Web Monitoring Alert

Why am I receiving this?
MyCredit Guide monitors illegal internet sites on the dark web and notifies you if a match to your personal information is detected. Unfortunately, your Social Security Number (SSN) has been found on the dark web.

This does not mean you are a victim of identity theft. However, identity thieves can use your SSN in a variety of ways including to apply for credit in your name, file a fake tax return or obtain medical care. It can also be used to steal Social Security or unemployment benefits or provided to law enforcement in connection with a crime.

Details
Last Name:
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Email:
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Address 1:
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Phone Number:
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Social Security Number:
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Potential Site:
AT&T data
Records Found On:
2024-04-01
Found With:
IDSSN
Creation Date:
2024-04-06

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Post ID: @yxo+1s8dpV7f

If you’re a T stock holder, vote “Against” every S-B BOD member because they are all complicit along with Stankey in destroying this once great American iconic corporation. Stankey is lining their pockets with loads of graf to keep him in power and he along with Randle Stephenson have run this company into the ground! Shame on them, get him out!

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Post ID: @yod+1s8dpV7f

The worst part is that AT&T denied it happened, either because they did not know or were flat out lying. Only after someone showed T the data did they admit it had happened. That is the culture Stankey is building!

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