AT&T has confirmed that its online store was hacked and credit card information and personal data on up to 19,000 customers compromised.

The hacking occurred over the weekend, resulting in the temporary closure of its online store. The company said it was notifying "fewer than 19,000 customers" about the intrusion, and that it would pay for credit monitoring services to protect both the affected users and further its investigation of the incident.

The company is still reeling from the investigation of a different kind of privacy infringement - that of its involvement in assisting the US National Security Agency to monitor the communications of American citizens without a warrant.