AT&T Data Breach: 70-Million-User Database is Being Sold on the Internet
AT&T is a mobile digital communication company based in the United States. It is one of the biggest telecommunication companies to date. Recently, the database of AT&T was reported to be sold online. ShinyHunters breached the database of AT&T. ShinyHunters is a group of hackers that breached the database of various companies.
The group of hackers is claiming that they have access to the database of AT&T which holds the personal and sensitive information of more than 70 million customers.
On a post on Raid Forums, which is a hacker forum and marketplace, ShinyHunters asked for $200k for the database of AT&T.
What Data Does ShinyHunters Have?
As per sample records from ShinyHunters on the forum, they have access to the details of the customers including- names, addresses, date of birth, email address, social security number, and zip codes. These data of the customers are reported to be sold on the forum by the ShinyHunters, however, AT&T is yet to say whether the data breach is legitimate or not. If the data breach is legitimate then it will be a disaster for the company as well as the customers.
AT&T Data Breach of 70 Million Users
Government-backed hacking groups, ransomware gangs, spy agencies, or even scammers can buy the database. This will expose customers to all the physical and online threats.
The news came a few days after the T-Mobile customers’ records sold by the hackers on the same forum. T-Mobile confirmed the data breach to be legitimate. However, no connection has been established between both T-Mobile and AT&T data breaches.
Previous Data Breaches By ShinyHunters
Since 2020, databases of various companies got hacked by ShinyHunters. ShinyHunters hacked the database of the following companies-
- WattPad-271 million accounts leaked
- Dunzo-11GB worth of data leaked
- 123RF 8.3M accounts leaked
- WedMeGood- 41.5 GB worth of data
- Big Basket- 20 million accounts leaked
- Minted-5 million accounts leaked
- ProctorU-444,267 accounts leaked
- Dave.com-7 million accounts leaked
- Bhinneka-1 million+ accounts leaked
- Mashable- 5.22GB worth of data
- Tokopedia-91 million accounts leaked
- Couchsurfing-17 million accounts leaked
- Animal Jam– Tens of millions of users’ data, especially children.
This post was written by Anurag Jain and was first posted to itechhacks.com