IPSWICH, Mass. – AT&T has dropped its lawsuit against a Massachusetts businessman over a $1 million phone bill he says resulted from a hacker’s fraud.
Ipswich resident Michael Smith is owner of the small manufacturing company Todd Tool & Abrasive Systems. He said Tuesday he’s not dropping a counterclaim for the costs to defend himself in the legal battle his lawyers call unfair.
Smith says someone hacked into his company’s phone system in 2009 and made nearly $900,000 in calls to Somalia.