- Hacker group claims to have stolen data from 70 million AT&T customers, according to Restore confidentiality.
- The group is trying to sell the data for $ 1 million on the dark web.
- AT&T denied the hack, saying the information was not coming from its systems.
A known dark web threat actor with a history of cyberattacks would sell private data that was allegedly collected from AT&T users.
The group is trying to sell the alleged database for $ 1 million, according to Restore confidentiality, who reported the news first.
RestorePrivacy, a website created to raise awareness of privacy and security concerns, claims to have personally analyzed the data and found it to include information such as “social security numbers, date of birth and other private information.” of AT&T users.
“In the original post we discovered on a hacker forum, the user posted a relatively small sample of the data,” reported Sven Taylor of RestorePrivacy. “We have examined the sample and it appears to be genuine based on available public records.”
However, RestorePrivacy could not verify that this information belongs to AT&T customers. The hackers told RestorePrivacy that all of the data came from AT&T customers in the United States, but could not disclose how they obtained the data.
AT&T has denied that the information was stolen from its services, according to a statement received by Gizmodo.
“Based on our investigation today, information that appeared in an Internet chat room does not appear to have come from our systems,” the spokesperson said.
AT&T did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The alleged hack comes after more than 53 million T-Mobile customers had their information stolen in a cybersecurity attack earlier this week. T-Mobile is now facing two class actions filed by disgruntled customers seeking compensation for the hack, Insider reported.