AT&T Data Breach Exposes 73 Million Current and Former Accounts on Dark Web, Company Confirms

AT&T Data Breach Exposes 73 Million Current and Former Accounts on Dark Web, Company Confirms

AT&T confirmed Saturday that a total of 73 million current and former customer accounts had been leaked to Dark web about two weeks ago.

The company said it was evaluating the breach and whether the data, which includes Social Security Numberscame from AT&T itself or one of its suppliers.

The data appears to be from 2019 or earlier, according to cybersecurity experts hired by AT&T to conduct a “thorough investigation,” affecting 7.6 million current account holders and about 65.4 million former account holders. accounts.

“Currently, AT&T has no evidence of unauthorized access to its systems,” the company said in a statement. “The company is proactively communicating with those affected and will offer credit monitoring at our expense where appropriate.”

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AT&T Data Breach Exposes 73 Million Current and Former Accounts on Dark Web, Company Confirms

AT&T confirmed Saturday that a total of 73 million current and former customer accounts were leaked on the dark web about two weeks ago.

AT&T said it encouraged current and former customers to visit its account security page for more information.

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The company said it has already contacted all 7.6 million current customers, reset their access codes and is in the process of contacting former customers.

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“We encourage customers to remain vigilant by monitoring their account activity and credit reports,” AT&T said. “You can set up free fraud alerts from the nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.”

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The company said it was conducting a “thorough investigation” to find the source of the breach.

A year ago, the company revealed approximately 9 million customers were hacked by one of its providers, exposing the Customer’s Proprietary Network Information (CPNI), which includes information such as first names, wireless account numbers, wireless telephone numbers, and email addresses.

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The information disclosed in the breach was from 2019 or earlier, the company said.

An AT&T spokesperson said at the time: “A small percentage of affected customers were also exposed to the rate plan name, past due amount, monthly payment amount, various monthly fees and/or minutes used. The information was several years old.”

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