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AT&T Informs Subscribers of Recently Thwarted Hacking Attempts

On Monday, AT&T declared that an organised attempt was made with the motive of hacking information of as many as 1 million customer accounts of AT&T wireless service. But according to company statement no account was breached or affected by the attack.

A spokesman for the company said that it appears as if the hackers, by using auto-script technology, tried to find if the AT&T phone numbers were linked to the AT&T online accounts. Without any further elaboration the spokesman confirmed that investigations are being conducted.

Less than 1 percent of 100.7 million AT&T wireless subscribers received emails from hackers and it means almost 1 million customers were affected by this mass attack, reported Computer World.

Mark Siegel, AT&T spokesman in an email said, "Our investigation is ongoing to determine the source or intent of the attempt to gather this information,"

AT&T advised their account holders of the attempt "out of an abundance of caution" and also the subscribers should better be vigilant of phishing emails or the phishing text messages seeking information which is sensitive in nature.

At present the company investigation are going on to determine the source as well as intention of this attack.