In a victory over data miners who used fraud, computer hacking and “social engineering” to collect the private cell phone numbers and calling histories of its customers, Atlanta-based Cingular Wireless has been awarded $1,135,000 in federal court.
Following up on an earlier default judgment, on Nov. 9, Judge Clarence Cooper of Atlanta’s U.S. District Court ordered that Tamarac, Fla.-based 1st Source Information Specialists Inc. and company principals Kenneth W. Gorman and Steven Schwartz disgorge all profits and pay Cingular compensatory and punitive damages and attorney fees.
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