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AT&T to Face Suit Alleging iPhone Hack, Cryptocurrency Theft (1)

May 20, 2020, 3:48 PMUpdated: May 20, 2020, 5:45 PM

A digital media adviser who says two AT&T Inc. employees hacked his iPhone and facilitated the theft of nearly $2 million in cryptocurrency is moving forward with part of his lawsuit against the company, after a federal judge in Los Angeles allowed the adviser to press claims for negligence and punitive damages.

AT&T must face Seth Shapiro’s claims of negligence, negligent supervision, and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Judge Consuelo B. Marshall of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled in a decision docketed Tuesday. Marshall also declined to strike Shapiro’s request for...

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