Wiregrass Daily News Logo

AT&T Notifies Millions of Customers of Data Theft

graphical user interface

AT&T has taken action after discovering the theft of personal data, impacting millions of customers.

The telecommunications giant revealed that a dataset, found on the “dark web,” contained sensitive information, including Social Security numbers. Approximately 7.6 million current AT&T account holders and 65.4 million former account holders are affected.

In response, AT&T has reset the passcodes of current users and plans to reach out to those whose data was compromised. While the origin of the data remains uncertain, AT&T stated that it dates back to 2019 or earlier and does not include financial details or call history.

However, it may contain email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates. Stay tuned for further updates as AT&T addresses this security breach.

SHARE