AT&T Sues Ex-Employees, IT Firm for Installing Malware

AT&T has brought a lawsuit against three of its former employees and an Anaheim-based IT company, alleging that the group conspired to install malware on company computers that would illicitly generate unlock codes for customer phones. According to the suit, Anaheim's Swift Locks company worked with customer service reps in AT&T's Bothell, Washington center to nab unlock codes for phones that were still under contract (and therefore not eligible to be moved to another carrier's network) and then sell them for a profit.