Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hackers Break Into AT&T e-Mail Accounts


Hackers broke into AT&T Inc.’s Worldnet e-mail accounts that “use easy-to-guess user passwords,” a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

The hackers took over a few hundred accounts and began sending out large amounts of spam during the past three weeks, said Mike Barger, AT&T spokesman. AT&T disabled those accounts.

AT&T also sent notices to all of its 600,000 e-mail customers notifying them to strengthen their passwords to a “complex password” by Feb. 15 to better protect their account.

More here.

Hat-tip: Office of Inadequate Security


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