AT&T Unable to Stop Hackers from Pillaging Accounts

AT&T is dropping Kevin Mitnick from it’s customer list. Who is this man? He’s a famed hacker (now security expert) who seriously knows how to hack. And because he is such a famous geek, super hackers all want to breech his accounts, and the easiest seems to be AT&T’s cell account for Kevin.

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UPDATE: AT&T has finally commented on the matter saying

“We investigated Mr. Mitnick’s claims and determined they were without any foundation. We refused Mr. Mitnick’s demands for money, but did offer to let him out of his contractual obligations so that he could find a carrier that he would be comfortable with.

We require that any systems containing sensitive information regarding passwords encrypt the data. In addition, we send reminders to our customers explaining the importance of using complex, hard to guess passwords and changing them frequently.”

Here’s what Kevin had to say: (thanks Gizmodo)

“They can’t seem to secure my account,” Mitnick told The Register. “And then instead of doing something about it, they try to kill the messenger and want to boot me off their network when all I want them to do is to secure my account so no one gets access to my phone records.”

Mitnick said the cellular account has been repeatedly breached over the years, despite a wide range of countermeasures he’s followed to prevent the attacks. In recent years, he’s committed the password to memory and has deliberately not shared it with anyone or kept it stored on a computer. …

“There are so many ways into these networks,” he said. “They have to take some responsibility, not just silence the people that are filing complaints.”

[Thanks to AppleInsider for the image]

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One response to “AT&T Unable to Stop Hackers from Pillaging Accounts

  1. Pingback: Posts about Gizmodo as of August 21, 2009 » The Daily Parr

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