AT&T Says Hackers Tried To Swipe Account Info

According to AT&T, hackers tried to break into some users’ accounts and make off with some private information. The company calls the attack an “organized and systematic attempt,” but more importantly, a failure.

Bloomberg quotes emails AT&T sent to customers, saying “No accounts were breached and our investigation is ongoing to determine the source or intent of the attempt to gather this information.”

AT&T says less than 1 percent of its customers were targeted, and that the attack was not related to a three-hour wireless data outage suffered by customers in the northeastern part of the country Monday.

AT&T Tells Users of ‘Organized and Systematic’ Hack Attempt [Bloomberg via Engadget]