Massive AT&T Breach Exposes 51M+ Customers' Data, Legal Battles Loom

April 11, 2024
Massive AT&T Breach Exposes 51M+ Customers' Data, Legal Battles Loom
  • AT&T has acknowledged a significant data breach affecting over 51 million individuals, with personal details such as social security numbers exposed.

  • The compromised data was found on the dark web, with discrepancies reported regarding the total number of affected customers: 51.2 million according to the Maine AG and 73 million per AT&T's own account.

  • In response, AT&T has reset account PINs for current customers and is mailing notifications to those impacted.

  • Security concerns are heightened by the fact that passcodes were stored in a format that was not secure.

  • Initially, AT&T denied the data was linked to its customers, before admitting the breach.

  • Affected customers are offered one year of free identity theft protection, despite the data being compromised for an extended period.

  • AT&T is currently facing legal action for the breach and its delayed disclosure.

  • A separate incident in March 2023 involved a breach at a third-party vendor, impacting 9 million AT&T wireless customers' network information.

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