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Data from 73M current, former customers leaked on dark web, AT&T confirms

2024-04-01 16:33 by
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AT&T has launched an investigation into the source of a data leak that includes personal information of 73 million current and former customers. In a news release Saturday morning, the telecommunications giant said the data was "released on the dark web approximately two weeks ago," and contains information such as account holders' Social Security numbers.

"It is not yet known whether the data... originated from AT&T or one of its vendors," the company added. "Currently, AT&T does not have evidence of unauthorized access to its systems resulting in exfiltration of the data set."

AT&T said the affected data set appears to be from 2019 or earlier and impacts approximately 7.6 million current customers and approximately 65.4 million former account holders.

AT&T is expected to contact all account holders affected by the data breach. The company said Saturday that it began reaching out to account holders whose sensitive personal information was compromised.

Affected customers should receive an email or a mailed letter directly from AT&T. It wasn't clear exactly when all letters and emails were expected to be sent by.

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