If you're an AT&T customer, do this in response to the data breach of millions in the US

If you're an AT&T customer, do this in response to the data breach of millions in the US

Telecom giant AT&T is still investigating the leak of its users' data two weeks ago. In an official statement, the company recalled last weekend that the scope of the event was greater than initially calculated.

Full names, dates of birth, email addresses and cell phone numbers were compromised, official sources said. This also applies to shipping addresses, social security numbers, AT&T accounts, and passcodes.

Meanwhile, the company reassured its customers somewhat by saying that the victim's call history was not compromised. Not every AT&T customer's financial information has reached the so-called “dark web.”

Continued investigation

Since this incident, about 15 days ago, the company has started an in-depth investigation. As the process progresses, new elements related to the aforementioned data leak come to light.

According to the latest analysis, the compromised data is from 2019 or earlier. The leak affected 7.6 million current users and 65.4 million former customers.

To date, AT&T has not released a list of affected customers. However, it announced that affected users are already being contacted to reset their passwords.

As if that wasn't enough, the company has also promised to provide credit monitoring through other companies like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

If you're an AT&T customer, take all steps to avoid identity theft and other Internet scams. Do not open suspicious links or attachments. Also, don't share personal information via email or text message.

AT&T recommends regularly monitoring bank records and transactions. This way you can detect any unusual or unauthorized activity.

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