In today’s cybersecurity Alert, the SensCy team urges AT&T customers to enforce a password change on all accounts after the company disclosed it had suffered a data breach affecting 9 million wireless accounts. The data breach was the results of a cyber attack on one of AT&T’s vendors.
The hackers were able to access Customer Proprietary Network Information, including customer first names, wireless account numbers, wireless phone numbers, and email addresses.
At the moment, according to AT&T, “The information did not contain credit card information, Social Security Number, account passwords or other sensitive personal information. We are notifying affected customers.”
AT&T advices customers to toggle off CPNI data sharing on their accounts by making a CPNI Restriction Request to reduce exposure risks in the future if AT&T uses it for third-party vendor marketing purposes.
Your SensCy will continue to monitor the development of the AT&T data breach in the upcoming days. If you have any questions, please reach out to your SensCy advocate.