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Hackers sold 70 million AT&T database users

Exploit: Hacking

AT&T: Communications Conglomerate

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Risk to Business: 1.422 = Extreme

A bit of drama has arisen around what appears to be a data breach at telecom giant AT&T. What’s not in dispute is that 70 million records that allegedly belong to AT&T made their debut on the dark web market this week courtesy of ShinyHunters. The hackers contend that this treasure trove is fresh data obtained from AT&T through their ingenuity. AT&T contends that no breach happened and that this data was obtained from an unnamed third-party source. ShinyHunters’ reputation precedes them; they are the cybercriminals responsible for well-known data thefts at Microsoft, Tokopedia, Mashable, Pluto TV and a host of other targets, lending credence to their claims. The controversy was not resolved at press time.

Individual Impact: ShinyHunters provided what looks like customer information in the sample posted to their announcement, but the full spectrum of the leaked data is unclear.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Maintaining strong security in every nook and cranny of your client’s business is vital to protecting them from increasingly sophisticated hacking threats.

Source: Cyber News