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AT&T confirms the data of 73 million people has been leaked

Over the Easter weekend, the telecommunications giant AT&T announced that a data set, believed to be from 2019 or earlier, has affected around 7.6 million current AT&T account holders and roughly 65.4 million former customers. This data includes sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, AT&T account numbers, and passcodes. AT&T stated uncertainty regarding whether the data originated from its systems or a vendor, declining to speculate further when questioned by Recorded Future News.

The company assured that there is no evidence of unauthorized access leading to the extraction of the data set from its systems. They are actively communicating with affected individuals and providing credit monitoring services where appropriate. Additionally, AT&T confirmed that this incident has not had a significant impact on its operations.

For the 7.6 million current AT&T customers affected, the company has reset their passcodes and is reaching out to them individually. AT&T will be contacting individuals with compromised personal information through mail or email, offering complimentary identity theft and credit monitoring services.

n terms of subscriber figures, AT&T holds the position of the largest wireless provider in the United States, significantly surpassing its competitors Verizon and T-Mobile.

Kerry Dean

Kerry is a Content Creator at she has spent many years working in IT support, her main interests are computing, networking and AI.

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