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AT&T User Data Breach: Millions of Passwords Reset

TechCrunch reports that AT&T has reset the passwords of millions of customers after their data was exposed online.

The data breach included “hashed passwords” that could have been used to access AT&T accounts. AT&T reset the passwords after learning of the breach.

AT&T says the exposed data is from 2019 or earlier and affects approximately 7.6 million current customers and 65.4 million former customers.

AT&T says it has not found any evidence that the exposed data has been misused.

AT&T account passwords are typically four-digit numbers that serve as an extra layer of security when logging in to an account.

The exposed AT&T user data also includes sensitive information such as names, home addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and even Social Security numbers.

 

Here are some tips to protect yourself from data breaches:

Use strong passwords and change them regularly.
Use two-factor authentication whenever possible.
Be careful about what information you share online.
Monitor your credit report for any unauthorized activity.
If you think your data may have been compromised in a data breach, you should:

Change your passwords immediately.
Place a fraud alert on your credit report.
Monitor your credit report for any unauthorized activity.

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