Cingular patches customer security glitches

Thursday, 10 June 2004, 12:04 PM EST

Cingular Wireless, which is set to become the biggest U.S. mobile service when it buys AT&T Wireless this year, said on Wednesday it was fixing security problems that exposed customer account details and could potentially have resulted in fraudulent credit card use.

The glitches related to Internet and telephone services that let Cingular customers see their account balances and pay their phone bills by simply keying in their ZIP codes and telephone numbers, the company said.

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