Millions of customer accounts exposed in AT&T Vendor data breach. The data according to AT&T was several years old.
Millions of Customer Accounts Exposed In AT&T Vendor Data Breach
The customer data of AT&T back in January was exposed via a third-party vendor that had been hacked, the carrier confirmed thus affecting around nine million customer accounts. The exposed data includes basic personal information but there was however no financial data or social security numbers.
Details of the Breached Data
The data which was provided to the marketing vendor by AT&T which had been exposed was “mostly related to device upgrade eligibility,” as per a statement sent to CNET by the provider. The data as you should know include basic personal information such as account numbers, names of customers, email addresses, and phone numbers as well as the number of lines available on the account, devices utilized, and installment agreement information.
What Was Not Stolen During the Breach
The exposed data however did not include social security numbers, account passwords, credit card information, or “other sensitive information,” the statement by TA&T said, and the carrier also noted that the set data was several years old.
AT&T confirmed that its very own systems were not breached and that it was also notifying customers who had been affected by the breach.
This Is the First Time the Carrier Has Been Breached
This is the very first time that customer data of the carrier has been exposed in recent years as its rival T-Mobile on the other hand has suffered far greater breaches of its own systems, T-Mobile just recently finished paying out $350 to subscribers that were affected by a cyberattack back in 2021 when it was hacked again back in January and in the process exposing data of 37 million customers.