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AT&T workers bribed to install malware on company network and unlock iPhones

August 8, 2019

The US government has extradited 34-year-old Muhammad Fahd from Hong Kong and charged him for his part in a criminal scheme that is said to have cost AT&T millions of dollars.

Fahd, a citizen of Pakistan, is alleged to have paid sometimes huge sums of money to AT&T workers to unlock cellphones that were not eligible to be removed from AT&T’s network.

As ZDNet reports, after his insider contacts who were able to unlock iPhones lost their jobs within AT&T, Fahd is alleged to have bribed other workers into installing malware and rogue wireless hotspots within AT&T that allowed criminals to submit fraudulent and unauthorized lock requests directly.

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