AT&T Sues Alleged Data Miners In Caller ID Scam

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- Subsidiaries of AT&T Inc. sued two men Friday in Texas for allegedly data mining millions of customer names and phone numbers using a caller ID spoofing scam.

Several regional AT&T units claim that Phil Iverson and Chris J. Gose, both from Utah, leased dozens of phone lines and hacked AT&T's caller ID system to link AT&T customers' numbers with their names. The company says the alleged scam cost it at least $6.5 million.

“Over at least the past five years, defendants have repeatedly and deliberately abused...
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