AT&T to pay $25 million for employees stealing information from customers
AT&T has agreed to pay a $25 million fine in connection with several data breaches.
The breaches took place at the company’s call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.
Investigators say some call center employees stole thousands of customers’ private information, including social security numbers.
AT&T issued a statement, saying, “Protecting customer privacy is critical.”
The company is offering free credit monitoring to customers affected by the breach.
The fine is the largest data security action ever taken by the Federal Communications Commission.