AT&T breach? ShinyHunters selling AT&T database with 70 million SSN

The alleged AT&T database is being sold for starting price of $200,000.

ShinyHunters, the notorious hacker is claiming to have access to the AT&T database containing personal and sensitive records of more than 70 million customers.

For your information, AT&T Inc. is the largest provider of mobile telephone services in the U.S. and also the world’s largest telecommunications company.

In a post published on the infamous hacker forum and marketplace Raid Forums, ShinyHunters is offering the database for starting price of $200,000.

AT&T hacked? ShinyHunters selling AT&T database with 70 million SSN

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Hackread.com has seen the sample records shared by ShinyHunters on the forum and a quick review of it reveals that these records include the following customers’ details:

  • Full names
  • Addresses
  • Zipcodes
  • Date of birth
  • Email addresses
  • Social security numbers (SSN)

Although AT&T is yet to comment on the breach if the data is legitimate it will be a disaster for the company and its customers.

The database can be bought off by government-backed hacking groups, spy agencies, ransomware gangs, or scammers while customers can end up being sitting ducks and exposed to online and physical threats – The possibilities are endless for threat actors.

It is worth noting that as of 2019, AT&T had a subscriber base of approximately 77 million post-paid and 18 million prepaid customers in the United States.

The news came just days after a hacker was selling T-Mobile customers’ records on the same forum. The data breach was also confirmed by T-Mobile however so far, we have failed to establish any connection between T-Mobile and AT&T’s alleged breach.

ShinyHunters – Previous data breaches

Shiney Hunters is known for top data breaches since 2020. Some of their targeted companies include the following:

Mashable – 5.22GB worth of data

123RF – 8.3M accounts leaked

WedMeGood – 41.5 GB worth of data

Big Basket – 20 million accounts leaked

WattPad – 271 million accounts leaked

Dunzo – 11GB worth of data leaked

Dave.com – 7 million accounts leaked

Bhinneka – 1 million+ accounts leaked

Minted – 5 million accounts leaked

ProctorU – 444,267 accounts leaked

Tokopedia – 91 million accounts leaked

Couchsurfing – 17 million accounts leaked

Animal Jam Tens of millions of users’ data, especially children.

Hackread.com has contacted AT&T therefore expect an update. Stay tuned!

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Source: HackRead

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