AT&T to Pay $25 Million for Failing to Stop Theft of Personal Information

The FCC cracks down on the phone company after hundreds of thousands of customers had Social Security numbers and other information stolen.

An AT&T sign greet customers at an AT&T Wireless store July 9, 2001 in New York City. The cable company Comcast has made a bid to merge with AT&T broadband. The combination of the two corporations would create the largest broadband communications provider in the world, with approximately 22 million subscribers.
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