Just a few days after T-Mobile was hacked, it looks like a second wireless carrier is the victim of another attack.
As shared in a report, AT&T was recently involved in a similar hack. The report shares that there are 70 million AT&T customers who had their personal data stolen from them and offered for sale. The data that was stolen included customers’ names, phone numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, date of birth, and Social Security Numbers.
The hacker has been identified in the report with the handle ShinyHunters, “a well-known threat actor with a long list of previous breaches.” Some of his previous victims include the likes of Microsoft, Tokopedia, Mashable, Pixlr, Minted, and more.
The report also shared that the information was being held hostage at $1 million. To prove the data breach, the hacker has provided exclusive information on an underground hacking forum. The post shows a small sample of the stolen data and “appears to be authentic based on available public records.”
AT&T, however, has denied the report.
“Based on our investigation today, the information that appeared in an internet chat room does not appear to have come from our systems.”
This led the hacker to say that “they will keep denying until I leak everything.” He also added that “if AT&T is afraid and want their database taken off the market, they can contact me for an agreement, it has been done recently and both sides were satisfied.”
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