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AT&T reports leak of 73 million users' data


The third-biggest US mobile phone provider, AT&T, has disclosed that 73 million of its past and present customers' personal information was compromised. About two weeks ago, there was a data leak that resulted in Social Security information being exposed on the darkweb.

Mike Mozart
Mike Mozart
According to Bloomberg, AT&T, the third-biggest mobile phone provider in the United States, stated that personal information from the accounts of 65.4 million past consumers and 7.6 million current subscribers had been exposed to the darkweb.

About two weeks ago, there was an internet leak of data that included Social Security numbers (SSNs). The organization states that this information looks to be current as of 2019 or earlier.

The source of the leak is still unknown. Following the disclosure, the business changed the passwords on millions of user accounts.

Federal officials opened an inquiry following a significant outage at AT&T in February that took several hours to resolve.

source: bloomberg.com