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AT&T Has Massive Data Breach Affecting 73 Million Customers, Current and Previous

Well, folks. Looks like it might be time for some of us to change the ol’ passwords.

And also monitor your other accounts.

Unlike Verizon’s data leak from two months ago, that only affected about 63,000 people and that was just their employees. This one is a massive collection of millions of customers.

And it also involves former customers.

So since AT&T has admitted that personal data has been leaked to the dark web, it’s best to take some steps to ensure that your not a victim to identity theft.

Fox News reports:

Millions of AT&T customers could be at risk of having their data exposed after the carrier confirmed user data was published on the dark web.

More than 73 million current and former customers now have information like their Social Security number, address and more out in the open.

According to AT&T, the leak was published two weeks ago. So far, all the data is from 2019 or earlier. It includes information from 7.6 million current users and a whopping 65.4 million former customers. AT&T is investigating and says it’s still unclear if the data comes from the company or a third party.

What information was involved? 

According to the company’s website, “The information varied by customer and account but may have included full name, email address, mailing address, phone number, social security number, date of birth, AT&T account number, and passcode.”

How do you know if you are affected by the data leak?

The company is contacting current and former customers whose data has been leaked. Customers affected by this security breach can expect to receive a direct communication from AT&T via email or letter regarding the incident.

What action is AT&T taking?

In addition to these notifications, AT&T has already reset the passcodes of affected customers.

AT&T discovered the information in a specific data set on the dark web. The company is still combing through the set but released this statement:

“AT&T has launched a robust investigation supported by internal and external cybersecurity experts. Based on our preliminary analysis, the data set appears to be from 2019 or earlier, impacting approximately 7.6 million current AT&T account holders and approximately 65.4 million former account holders. Currently, AT&T does not have evidence of unauthorized access to its systems resulting in exfiltration of the data set. We encourage current and former customers with questions to visit for more information.”

How do I check if my information is on the dark web?

You can go to to check if your information was sold on the dark web. Just enter your email address into the search bar. The website will search to see your data and display if there were data breaches associated with your email address on various sites. You may have even received an email from the website already saying that some of your data was stolen.

What to do if your information has been stolen?

So, what do you do if you are notified or discover that your info is on the site? You should take immediate action to minimize the damage. Here are some steps that you can follow:

Change your passwords

If hackers have recorded your passwords, they could access your online accounts and steal your data or money. ON ANOTHER DEVICE (i.e., your laptop or desktop), you should change your passwords for all your important accounts, such as email, banking, social media, etc. You want to do this on another device so the hacker isn’t’ recording you setting up your new password on your hacked device. And you should also use strong and unique passwords that are hard to guess or crack. You can also use a password manager to generate and store your passwords securely.

Enable two-factor authentication

You’ll want to activate two-factor authentication for an extra layer of security.

Monitor your accounts and transactions

You should check your online accounts and transactions regularly for any suspicious or unauthorized activity. If you notice anything unusual, immediately report it to the service provider or authorities. You should also review your credit reports and scores to see if there are any signs of identity theft or fraud.

Contact your bank and credit card companies

If hackers have obtained your bank or credit card information, they could use it to make purchases or withdrawals without your consent. You should inform your bank and credit card companies of the situation. They can help you freeze or cancel your cards, dispute any fraudulent charges and issue new cards for you.

You should also contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian or TransUnion) and request a fraud alert to be placed on your credit file. This will make it more difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name without verification. You can even freeze your credit, if need be.

Use identity theft protection

Identity Theft protection companies can monitor personal information like your home title, Social Security Number, phone number and email address and alert you if it is being used to open an account. They can also assist you in freezing your bank and credit card accounts to prevent further unauthorized use by criminals.

You can check to see if you’re data has leaked at (Pwned is a slang term that means ‘you got owned’ or tricked or played.)

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