AT&T warns customers of data breach

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FILE – An AT&T sign is seen at a store in Pittsburgh, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. AT&T said, Saturday, March 30, 2024, it has begun notifying millions of customers about the theft of personal data recently discovered online. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

If you use the cellphone carrier AT&T, your personal information could be at risk.

AT&T has reported a massive data breach that has affected around 73 million accounts.

On Saturday, March 30, the company said the data leaked included personal information of both current and former AT&T customers, including Social Security numbers.

According to AT&T, data was leaked onto the dark web around two weeks ago, and the company is now reaching out to customers asking them to reset their passcodes.

AT&T also asks customers to remain alert about account or credit report changes.

A fraud alert is a notice placed on your credit report that alerts credit card companies and others who may extend your credit that you may have been a victim of fraud, including identity theft.

If you suspect your account or credit report has been compromised, click here.

In February, AT&T made headlines after a service outage that affected approximately 74,000 customers.

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