NewsAT&T confirms: Data of almost 73 million users leaked on the Dark Web

AT&T confirms: Data of almost 73 million users leaked on the Dark Web

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 27: A laptop on a table on the first day of the 36C3 Chaos Communication Congress on December 27, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. The four-day event under the topic "Resource Exhaustion" brings together 17,000 hackers, artists, researchers, technology fans and others from across the globe for seminars and workshops on privacy, security, social issues, ethics, government, science and other issues in their relation to digital technology. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 27: A laptop on a table on the first day of the 36C3 Chaos Communication Congress on December 27, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. The four-day event under the topic "Resource Exhaustion" brings together 17,000 hackers, artists, researchers, technology fans and others from across the globe for seminars and workshops on privacy, security, social issues, ethics, government, science and other issues in their relation to digital technology. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)
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8:55 AM EDT, March 31, 2024

On Saturday, the telecommunications company confirmed that the data has been leaked and was uploaded into the unknown territories of the Dark Web. About 73 million accounts were impacted by the attack.

The leak took place about two weeks ago. This is how much time it took the company AT&T to determine if the leak was concerning the data of their customers, and indeed, it was. About 73 million accounts are impacted, 7.6 million of which are currently in use, and 65.4 million are the accounts which are not being used right now.

The good news is that the data leak is not up to date. All the data is from the year 2019, that is way so many accounts not being used anymore were impacted.

ABC News reports:

AT&T said the affected data set appears to be from 2019 or earlier and impacts approximately 7.6 million current customers and approximately 65.4 million former account holders.

The data set included personal information such as Social Security numbers, AT&T said. It is unclear if the data originated from AT&T or one of its vendors, the company said.

ABC News

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Sources: ABC News

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