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Pakistani man sentenced to 12 years of prison for his role in AT&T hacking scheme

September 20, 2021

The Pakistani national Muhammad Fahd (35) was sentenced to 12 years of prison in the United States for his primary role in a seven-year scheme to illegally unlock nearly 2 million AT&T phones.

Fahd was the mind behind a criminal scheme that begun in 2012 and that caused more than $200 million in losses to the company, according to DoJ, he continued his activity even after he became aware that law enforcement was investigating.

The man and his accomplices recruited AT&T employees at a call center in Bothell, Washington, to unlock a large number of phones sold by the US telco company under installment plans.

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