AT&T breach: 73M accounts exposed on dark web

About two weeks ago, 73 million current and past AT&T customer accounts-

were leaked to the dark web, the company revealed on Saturday. 

AT&T said it is looking into the breach and whether the data,

which includes Social Security numbers, came from AT&T or one of its suppliers.

Security experts hired by AT&T to do a "robust investigation" found that the data seems to be-

from 2019 or earlier. It affects 7.6 million current account holders and about 65.4 million former account users. 

AT&T said, "At this time, the company does not have evidence of unauthorized access to its systems." 

According to AT&T, present and past customers can learn more by going to its account safety page. 

The business said it has already contacted and reset the passcodes of its 7.6 million present-

customers and is now also getting in touch with past customers.  

"We encourage customers to remain vigilant by monitoring account activity and credit reports," AT&T told us.

"You can set up free fraud alerts from nationwide credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion." 

Around 9 million customers' Customer Proprietary Network Information was leaked by one of the company's suppliers a year ago.

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