AT&T Insiders Bribed With Over $1 Million To Unlock 2 Million Phones And Hack Their Employer, DOJ Claims

Thomas Brewster reports:

A 34-year-old from Pakistan has been extradited from Hong Kong to the U.S., over allegations he bribed AT&T employees over five years to unlock more than 2 million phones. He was also accused of hacking into AT&T computers. It cost AT&T millions, whilst the insiders were paid more than $1 million in bribes, according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

Muhammad Fahd and his co-conspirator Ghulam Jiwani were accused of paying as much as $420,000 to individual AT&T staff at a call center in Boswell, Washington, asking them to unlock phones tied to the AT&T network.

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