A New Mexico man who previously worked as a contractor for AT&T is accused of stealing confidential business information stored on the company’s servers and posting it on a public file-sharing site, the FBI’s Newark division said.
According to the criminal complaint, Lance Moore, 21, who worked as a customer support contractor, allegedly in April of this year downloaded thousands of spreadsheets, documents, presentations, applications and other files related AT&T’s plans for its 4G data network and Long Term Evolution mobile broadband network. He then posted the files on a public file-hosting site that promises user anonymity.
In May, hacker group Lulz Security announced it had obtained confidential AT&T documents and made them publicly available on the Internet. The documents were the ones Moore had previously uploaded to Fileape.com.
Moore has been charged with one count of accessing a protected computer without authorization, which carries a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.