Personal data, including credit card information, of thousands of AT&T customers was stolen by hackers over the weekend, the company reported late Tuesday.
The breach, which affected customers who purchased DSL equipment through AT&T's (Charts) Web store was discovered within hours and the online store was shut down immediately, said AT&T in a press release.
AT&T said it was sending notifications to nearly 19,000 customers, and that it would pay for credit monitoring services for the affected customers.
Well, now that the government has all of AT&T's data, and hackers have a bunch of AT&T's data, who's left on the list of people to hide it from? At this point, why bother with security? They're handing their customer data out to anyone that extends an open hand, why bother?