Once again, AT&T confirms leak of over 70 million datasets on hacker forum


AT&T Confirms Data Leak of Over 73 Million Customers: Passcode Reset Issued

AT&T Confirms Data Leak of 73 Million Customers, Issues Passcode Reset

In a recent development, AT&T has confirmed to Cybernews that the hacker-posted alleged database leak from two weeks ago did indeed contain the sensitive information of over 73 million customers. This revelation comes after the data leak was initially posted on the hacker marketplace BreachForums on March 17th.

AT&T has taken swift action in response to the leak, issuing a massive passcode reset for all impacted customers. The company stated that specific data fields related to AT&T were found in the leaked dataset on the dark web, although the exact source is still under assessment.

The leaked data includes information such as full names, physical addresses, emails, phone numbers, social security numbers, and birthdates. This type of information is highly valuable to cybercriminals who specialize in identity theft.

AT&T has reset the passcodes of approximately 7.6 million current account holders and 65.4 million former account holders affected by the leak. The company has also begun notifying customers about the breach and is offering free credit monitoring to those impacted.

Despite the data leak, AT&T maintains that its operations have not been materially impacted. The company has launched a thorough investigation with the help of external cybersecurity experts to address the incident.

In light of this breach, AT&T is urging affected customers to monitor their accounts and credit reports closely. They are also advising customers to set up free fraud alerts with major credit bureaus and consider using a password manager with data breach monitoring for enhanced security.

AT&T’s commitment to cybersecurity and customer privacy remains steadfast as they navigate this challenging situation. For more information, impacted customers can visit the AT&T website for updates and resources.

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