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Title    AT&T Notifies Users of Data Breach and Resets Millions of Passcodes
Date    Tuesday April 02, @06:33AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the please-reset-my-social-security-number dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=24/04/01/1744227

AT&T Says Data From 73 Million Current, Former Account Holders Leaked

upstart writes:

AT&T says data from 73 million current, former account holders leaked:

AT&T notifies users of data breach and resets millions of passcodes:

Inside the Massive Alleged AT&T Data Breach:

AT&T said it has begun notifying millions of customers about the theft of personal data recently discovered online.

The telecommunications giant said Saturday that a dataset found on the "dark web" contains information such as Social Security numbers for about 7.6 million current AT&T account holders and 65.4 million former account holders.

The company said it has already reset the passcodes of current users and will be communicating with account holders whose sensitive personal information was compromised.

It is not known if the data "originated from AT&T or one of its vendors," the company said in a statement. The compromised data is from 2019 or earlier and does not appear to include financial information or call history, it said. In addition to passcodes and Social Security numbers, it may include email and mailing addresses, phone numbers and birth dates.

While the data surfaced on a hacking forum nearly two weeks ago, it closely resembles a similar data breach that surfaced in 2021 but which AT&T never acknowledged, said cybersecurity researcher Troy Hunt.

"If they assess this and they made the wrong call on it, and we've had a course of years pass without them being able to notify impacted customers," then it's likely the company will soon face class action lawsuits, said Hunt, founder of an Australia-based website for warning people when their personal information has been exposed.


Original Submission #1Original Submission #2

Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "AT&T says data from 73 million current, former account holders leaked" - https://www.ketv.com/article/att-personal-data-73-million-account-holders-leaked-dark-web/60349078
  3. "AT&T notifies users of data breach and resets millions of passcodes" - https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/03/30/att-notifies-users-of-data-breach-and-resets-millions-of-passcodes/
  4. "Inside the Massive Alleged AT&T Data Breach" - https://www.troyhunt.com/inside-the-massive-alleged-att-data-breach/
  5. "Original Submission #1" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=62449
  6. "Original Submission #2" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=62450

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