AT&T: Oh your data may have been stolen from someone we gave it to, but they didn’t get it from us.
Not to be confused with the T-Mobile hack, AT&T last week was told it was hacked and now says the sample data that the hackers posted did not come from their servers.
It could have come from one of their vendors they share your information with, but as you’re discovering your bank account has been cleaned out and your identity stolen, rest assured that it was not due to AT&T’s lack of security, but a third party they gave your info to.
If there was a hack.
AT&T has brought up the point that sometimes people who try to extort companies for money sometimes aren’t the most honest of people. AT&T has claimed that the data they’ve seen is also inauthentic. So who knows.[MarketWatch]