AT&T is currently investigating a well thought-out hacking attack where hackers tried to compromise information of up to 1 million customers of the wireless carrier.
The information was confirmed by AT&T on Monday, the Washington Post said in a report.
According to the Post, AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said to them in an emailed statement that “The people in question appear to have used ‘auto script’ technology to determine whether AT&T telephone numbers were linked to online AT&T accounts.”
As with other reports on the matter, the Post said that Siegel did not elaborate on how this technique was used and how AT&T came to know about it.
However, AT&T is quoted saying that there were no accounts breached in the coordinated attack.
Nonetheless, Computer World says that Siegel said in a statement that AT&T has an open investigation “to determine the source or intent of the attempt to gather this information”.