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After Denial, AT&T Confirms Data Breach Affecting 73 Million Users


Corrected text: Another day, another massive data breach affecting critical infrastructure in the United States!

Millions of AT&T customers are questioning the company’s transparency, after the telecom giant finally confirmed a massive data breach impacting a staggering 73 million current and former customers.

AT&T has finally confirmed a massive data breach impacting a whopping 73 million (73,481,539) current and former customers. This comes after weeks of speculation and accusations of a cover-up following the discovery of the leaked data on the the notorious hacking and cyber crime platform BreachForums.

The data breach, which involved Social Security numbers, passcodes, and potentially other personal information, was first discovered in mid-March. Cybersecurity researchers immediately noted similarities to a possible breach from 2021 that AT&T never acknowledged.

AT&T database on BreachForums (Screenshot: Hackread.com)

Initial Denial and Mounting Pressure

The data was leaked on Sunday March 17, 2024. However, AT&T initially ...


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