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A hacker gang claims to be selling data on 70 million AT&T customers, including individual call records and account PIN codes. The alleged AT&T data was posted for sale on the dark web last week by an entity known as “Gnosticplayers.” An advertisement for the stolen data states that it comes in two parts—a smaller one with basic subscriber information such as customer names, addresses, e-mail addresses, account numbers, and payment information; and a bigger one that includes more detailed records of phone calls.  


AT&T confirmed to Motherboard on Friday that the data is real. “We’re aware of the situation and we’ve notified law enforcement,” an AT&T spokesperson said in a brief statement.


The account PIN codes mentioned in the advertisement refer to those used for some corporate accounts, according to Motherboard’s anonymous sources. It’s not clear what these numbers would allow attackers to do with stolen corporate accounts, but it may go beyond just hijacking calls and messages: AT&T reportedly uses them as security tokens for other services such as email and VPN access.


AT&T has been notified of the hacked data and told Motherboard it’s working on a statement, which will be added once available. For now, anyone who thinks they might have an AT&T account should read this post by security expert Brian Krebs on how to protect yourself.


While data breaches are unfortunately common, the claimed 70 million AT&T records make it one of the biggest in recent years. Earlier this year, credit reporting agency Equifax admitted that hackers stole the personal details (including names and social security numbers) on 143 million US customers—almost half of all Americans. It later revised the number up to 145.5 million people.


An advertisement for the stolen data states that it comes in two parts—a smaller one with basic subscriber information such as customer names, addresses, e-mail addresses, account numbers, and payment information; and a bigger one that includes more detailed records of phone calls.


Source: https://www.pcmag.com/news/361399/hacker-gang-claims-to-be-selling-data-on-70m-att-customers

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Introduction:
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he purpose of this case study is to highlight the growth and partnership between Micropac and the Boeing Company. For the past few years, Micropac’s relationship with Boeing has exponentially grown to become a reliable and steady supply chain problem solver for this large and complex organization. Boeing is the one of the world’s leading aerospace company as manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircrafts – Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services.

Partnership: The Boeing Company began their relationship with Micropac Technologies back in 2015. For 4 years now, Micropac Technologies has established itself as a prominent and dependable supply chain partner for the Boeing Company. Micropac Technologies has been directly working with Boeing’s Shared Services Group and Procurement departments. The Shared Services Group provides Boeing’s business units and corporate offices with common internal services that support the company’s global operations. These services involve everything from maintaining and protecting Boeing’s worldwide sites; managing the sale and acquisition of all leased and owned property; along with IT infrastructure needs and services.

Trust and Growth: Micropac Technologies first collaboration with the Boeing Shared Services Group was in early 2015. Our dedicated Boeing Team was able to search, allocate and deliver a power supply for $200. From there, Micropac Technologies was trusted with more and more orders. No job was too big nor too small. We have built entire data centers to providing glue to the corporate office in Huntington Beach, CA. In the first 2 months of 2015 we have done over $180,000 in business. In the last year alone, Micropac has delivered more than $500,000 worth of merchandise and IT related items to Boeing Company spurring exponential growth and adding additional resources to support the Boeing Company needs across variety of categories.

Analysis: Micropac Technologies strategically planned on partnering with Boeing to solve issues and to help relieve some of the pain points of doing business with larger corporations. Micropac Technologies is able to provide a quicker turn-around for quotes as well as a streamlined logistics process for products. This ability derived from agility of smaller dedicated and assigned team members to the Boeing Company along with more competitive and full serviced procurement services across full range of products and not limited to a specific category. This includes simple office supplies to more complex IT support peripherals. Additionally, many instances, the Boeing Company dealt with larger companies/partners who were unable to get the quick turn-around/delivery of their products including slower quote and deployment. Using speed, accuracy, and best pricing allowed Micropac to excel in furnishing the product(s) correctly the first time.

Conclusion: Micropac Technologies’ experienced team and aerospace supply chain logistics added value to the one of the largest aerospace and defense company. After the first order 4 years ago, Micropac Technologies has been able to provide the Boeing Company with streamlined ordering and delivery process. Additionally, Micropac Technologies is continually evolving to meet and exceed Boeings orders for small or large orders in a complex growing industry. With a large amounts of cash in reserves along with a $1 million dollar line of credit, MICROPAC TECHNOLOGIES is able to fund the small and large deals for its customers.


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About Boeing: Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. 

About Micropac: MicroPac Technologies is an IT provider for the federal government, state and local agencies, educational sectors, corporate and the reseller communities. As a premier OEM supplier and provider for Fortune 500 companies, our experience and expertise furthers enables efficiency, cost-saving, and deployment.

The company was founded based on a philosophy that trust, integrity and respect are key values in fostering sound business relationships. MicroPac seeks to provide competitive pricing, prompt delivery and outstanding customer service as merely entry points to a sound business relationship.  




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