Seth Shapiro, a customer of AT&T, has alleged that hackers gained control of his phone, reset his mail, and then breached several accounts on cryptocurrency exchanges to steal more than a million-dollar. The phone company did not do anything to stop the breach he alleged. An AT&T spokesperson said they would dispute the allegations in the court.
Earlier in August this year, AT&T made headlines as it was revealed that the company’s employees unlocked millions of mobile phones to plant malware and removed the phones from the provisor’s network in exchange for bribes. And in July, the company faced a lawsuit of $224 million over a SIM-swapping case that cost $24 million in cryptocurrencies.
AT&T started accepting cryptocurrencies as a mode of payment earlier this year, becoming one of the major mobile companies to do so.