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AT&T Confirms Data Breach Affected 73 Million Customers

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AT&T Confirms Data Breach Affected 73 Million Customers

AT&T Confirms Data Breach Affected 73 Million Customers

AT&T Confirms Data Breach , Affected 73 Million Customers.

73 million current and former AT&T customers have had their sensitive data compromised in a hack that some outlets say dates back to 2021, Gizmodo reports.

The data, which includes social security numbers, email addresses, birthdates, phone numbers and AT&T account information, .

Was located two weeks ago in a data set released on the dark web.

It's not clear if it was AT&T's systems that were breached or if the information was stolen from one of the company's vendors.

Currently, AT&T does not have evidence of unauthorized access to its systems resulting in exfiltration of the data set, AT&T, via statement.

The company is communicating proactively with those impacted and will be offering credit monitoring at our expense where applicable, AT&T, via statement.

As a precaution, AT&T has reset the passcodes of its current customers.

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The company will be reaching out to customers whose information has been compromised.

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AT&T advises those who are worried about their accounts to monitor activity and credit reports.


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