AT&T Investigates Data Breach: Millions of Customers Potentially Affected

AT&T discloses data breach, investigating origins of leaked data found on dark web, and millions of customers have potentially been impacted

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AT&T, one of the leading telecommunications companies, has disclosed a concerning revelation regarding a data breach. According to recent findings, AT&T data-specific fields have been detected in a dataset that surfaced on the dark web about two weeks ago. Although the origin of this data remains unclear - whether it's directly from AT&T or one of its vendors - the company has promptly initiated an investigation into the matter.


In response to this breach, AT&T has mobilized a thorough investigation with the support of both internal and external cybersecurity specialists. Initial assessments suggest that the compromised dataset dates back to 2019 or earlier, potentially affecting around 7.6 million current AT&T account holders and roughly 65.4 million former account holders.

Despite this alarming discovery, AT&T has not identified any evidence of unauthorized access to its systems leading to the extraction of the dataset. To address customer concerns, the company is taking proactive measures by reaching out to those affected and offering complimentary credit monitoring services where applicable.

As of now, AT&T reassures the public that this incident has not significantly disrupted its operations. Nonetheless, the company urges both current and former customers to stay informed by visiting their website for updates and additional information regarding this breach.