Massive AT&T Data Breach: 73 Million Customers' Information Leaked on Dark Web

April 3, 2024
Massive AT&T Data Breach: 73 Million Customers' Information Leaked on Dark Web
  • AT&T confirms a massive data leak affecting 73 million individuals, comprising both current and former customers.

  • Personal data exposed includes names, addresses, phone numbers, and social security numbers, with the breach dating back to 2019 or earlier.

  • The company has taken immediate action by resetting passwords for 7.6 million affected current customers and is notifying all impacted parties.

  • There is a significant risk of impersonation and scams by cybercriminals using the leaked information.

  • AT&T and security experts advise customers to take protective measures such as changing passwords, enabling two-factor authentication, and being vigilant of fraudulent vendors.

  • Customers have access to a free Digital Footprint scan to check if their personal information has been compromised.

  • The incident underscores the ongoing challenges in cybersecurity and the necessity for enhanced consumer data protection strategies.

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