FBI Special Agent in Dallas Matthew J. DeSarno said in a statement:
“The defendant used his working position to unlawfully violate the privacy of many people. The FBI works with our law enforcement partners to thoroughly investigate all cyber intrusions and hold criminals accountable for their actions. Cyber intrusions do not only affect businesses, but members of the public as well. We encourage everyone to practice cyber hygiene with all of their connected devices by reviewing authorized users and changing passwords regularly. If you are a victim of cybercrime, please contact the FBI via ic3.gov or 1-800-CALL FBI. “
ADT updated a page on the situation in recent months. In its first statement in April, the company said a customer informed it of an unauthorized email on their account. “As soon as we discovered this, the unauthorized access was revoked and the employee was fired. We also denounced him to the police, ”ADT wrote at the time.
As Ars Technica note, ADT is currently facing several lawsuits over the matter, one of which is a proposed class action suit on behalf of minors living in the homes Aviles was hacked into. BuzzFeed News Also reports that plaintiffs in three lawsuits said ADT attempted to offer them confidentiality agreements when they were made aware of the security breach.