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AT&T's data breach settlement called a 'slap on the wrist'

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    The punishment AT&T received this week from the U.S. government for its sloppy protection of customer data is peanuts and won't scare other companies into taking stronger security measures, some cybersecurity experts said.

    The $25 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, announced Wednesday, amounts to a "slap on the wrist" for AT&T, said Chris Conacher, director of security research and development at cybersecurity vendor Tripwire.

    AT&T, which reported revenue of $34.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014, suffered data breaches involving mobile customers' personal information at three overseas call centers.

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