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AT&T confirms data leak affecting 73 million customers after spending two weeks denying it


In brief: After spending two weeks repeatedly denying that a massive cache of data belonging to 73 million people came from the company, AT&T has now confirmed that it originates from current and former customers. The information contains full names, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, birth dates, AT&T account numbers, and four-digit pin passcodes.

When the massive trove of data was posted for sale on a cybercrime forum early this month, AT&T said it did not originate from its systems, even though the poster said it was stolen from a 2021 breach of the telecommunications giant.

AT&T says there is still no indication their systems were breached. However, the company has now confirmed that the data belongs to 7.6 million current customers and 65.4 million former customers. According to a statement, it is not yet known whether the data in those fields originated from ...


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