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AT&T To Face Lawsuit Following Breach Impacting 73 Million Customers

AT&T, a leading American telecommunications company, is facing a wave of lawsuits following a data breach that exposed the sensitive information of 73 million customers

The breach, confirmed by AT&T on March 30, 2024, included full name, email address, mailing address, phone number, social security number, date of birth, AT&T account number, and passcode. 

This sensitive data puts millions of individuals at risk of identity theft, fraud, and other financial crimes.

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Details Of The Breach Remain Unclear

While AT&T has acknowledged the breach, details surrounding the incident remain unclear. 

The company has not disclosed how the attackers gained access to its systems or for how long the breach may have been ongoing. 

Cybersecurity researchers assume that the breach might be linked to a similar incident reported in January 2021, which AT&T never officially acknowledged. 

Customers affected by the breach are filing lawsuits against AT&T, alleging negligence and breach of contract. 

The lawsuits claim that AT&T failed to implement adequate security measures to protect customer data, making them vulnerable to the attack. 

Additionally, the lawsuits argue that AT&T violated its contractual obligations to safeguard customer information.

“It has come to our attention that a number of AT&T passcodes have been compromised. We are reaching out to all 7.6M impacted customers and, as a safety precaution, have reset their passwords. 

In addition, we are emailing and mailing letters to individuals with compromised sensitive personal information separately and offering complimentary identity theft and credit monitoring services”, reads the Listener notice.

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BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

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