Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Another data breach: AT&T?

There is a new report of a data breach, and the company that is said to be involved says they were not hacked.

Bleeping Computer said AT&T data was stolen, and report AT&T says it wasn't stolen from them:

AT&T says a massive trove of data impacting 71 million people did not originate from its systems after a hacker leaked it on a cybercrime forum and claimed it was stolen in a 2021 breach of the company.

While BleepingComputer has not been able to confirm the legitimacy of all the data in the database, we have confirmed some of the entries are accurate, including those whose data is not publicly accessible for scraping.

The data is from an alleged 2021 AT&T data breach that a threat actor known as ShinyHunters attempted to sell on the RaidForums data theft forum for a starting price of $200,000 and incremental offers of $30,000. The hacker stated they would sell it immediately for $1 million.

AT&T told BleepingComputer then that the data did not originate from them and that its systems were not breached.

It'll be interesting to see how this latest data breach plays out. My Streaming Life doesn't involve AT&T, but I do have an account with them. I'm checking to see if I was impacted as well.

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