Wow, I haven't heard much of a peep in the media regarding mitnick lately. It won't be an easy case to prosecute IMHO. It really depends on various factors. In the end, if it wasn't for his past getting in the way, he could fend off the attacks himself. If I was him, I'd consider suing as well, but only if I knew without a doubt that I'd win. It isn't like he doesn't have the money for a lawsuit, heh.
While I don't feel very sorry for Mitnick repeatedly being attacked and compromised (it's his own fault he's become such a high profile target after all), this is no excuse the AT&T to shirk their duties in protecting his customer data. If his data is repeatedly being compromised, AT&T is clearly has security issues they should be addressing.
For those who would side with AT&T, let me put it this way. If Mitnick's customer information can be compromised, any customers information could be. If this was happening to you, would you still side with AT&T?
- 1) Hire Kevin Mitnick as their Spokes Person
- 2) Make Kevin Mitnick a Security Consultant
- 3) Make Securing the network and the servers a priority
- 4) Keep Security a Priority
- 5) FIRE the Current AT&T CEO
Seems to me there should be a class actiont suit. If they can't secure his data then all their other customers data is at risk. They should be required by law to protect the data and they should be held accountable for any leaks, no matter who's data.
Sorry Folks, any phone service provider has the right to terminate you at their discresion, it's in
the contract you sign. I have had four different phone providers and everyone of them including AT&T states right in the ontract that they may terminate your contract at anytime without notice. And i can assure you that if security is at stake they have the right to cansel. Sorry that's just the way it is.
There are people who are unable to sue companies because it cant be proven that they were effected when the company got hacked and hundreds and thousands of accounts are effected. I think in this case, since Kevin can prove that his account information was hacked and ATT was derelict in securing his account, that he would have a case against them. Although, I think they would still be within their rights to drop him as a customer, they were still responsible to secure his information when he was.
But don't forget, many states also have specific laws which tend to Void parts of the Contractual Language.
So even though the contract may state that they can terminate at any time for any reason, it is recommended that you dig through your state laws to see just what they can and can not do or to check with someone who would be familiar with such laws.
Cause there are laws out there that are meant to protect the consumer, especially those who might need a telephone for emergencies or otherwise.
Same thing goes for Federal laws. They are counting on you not reading the contract thoroughly and not knowing your legal rights.