Millions of AT&T Customers Notified of Data Breach at Third-Party Vendor

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  1. ronjor

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    AT&T says leaked data set impacts about 73 million current, former account holders
     
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    AT&T resets account passcodes after millions of customer records leak online

     
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    Just checked my e-mail and the AT&T notification was there that my password was compromised and they had reset it.:'(
     
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    After reading all the news articles and reports about this breach here are some highlights:

    -The breach involves data from 2019 and earlier, and contains information on 7.6 million current and 65.4 million former customers.

    -The data includes customer's social security numbers, full names, email and mailing addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth, as well as AT&T account numbers and passcodes. The social security numbers and passcodes are unencrypted, so the encryption key was either stolen or cracked.

    -The data breach is not recent but occurred a few years ago. In August 2021, a small sample of the records were posted and a hacking group was asking money for the rest. The whole set of data has now been dumped on the net. That means sensitive information of 73 million At&t's customers has been floating around since 2021.

    -In 2021 At&t had denied that any of its systems were compromised. They are still denying that any of their systems were or are compromised.... This is absurd, because it means that someone can obtain At&t customer's sensitive data without actually having to break into At&t systems first!
     
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