According to a post published on an infamous hacker forum Raid Forums, ShinyHunters is selling the AT&T database of more than 70 million customers, for starting price of $200k.
ShinyHunters, a notorious hacker, claims to have access to over 70 million AT&T customers and is selling its database containing personal information and sensitive records. According to a post published on Raid Forums, ShinyHunters is offering the database for a price of $200,000, with a minimum step of $30,000 in bidding.
ShinyHunters has shared a sample of records with Hackread.com on the forum as proof. The record includes the following customer information:
- Full name
- Email Address
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number (SSN)
It is worth noting that AT&T has over 77 million post-paid subscribers and 18 million prepaid customers in the United States, as of 2019.
AT&T gave an official statement saying:
“Based on our investigation, the information that appeared in an internet chat room does not appear to have come from our systems.” – AT&T maintains.
The news came just after the T-Mobile data breach where the hackers claimed to have stolen data of more than 100 million users in the US. However, unlike the T-Mobile hack, the AT&T incident seems more like an attack for commercial purposes only.
ShinyHunters – Previous CyberAttacks
ShinyHunters has been in action for quite some time now and is known for data breaches since 2020. Some of their popular targets include the following:
- Microsoft GitHub account breach stealing 500GB of data including code samples, projects, and much more.
- Tokopedia hacked with log-in details of 91 million users sold on the dark web for $5000.
- Mashable data breach leaks 5.22GB of the database containing full names, email addresses, job descriptions, IP addresses, authentication tokens, and more of its staff.
- WedMeGood, an Indian wedding portal breached with 41.5GB worth of data leaked online.
- WattPad data breach containing information of over 271 million users offered on the dark web for 10 bitcoins, was later available for free on Russian and English hacker forums.
- Couchsurfing.com data breach leaked information of more than 17 million users being sold on hacker forums and apps like Telegram for as low as $700.
Cybersecurity attacks keep on rising with each passing day as companies become the primary target of hackers. Recently, LinkedIn also faced a data breach where the data of 700 million users was compromised. Even the famous Olympic event was no different this year, as Tokyo Olympic 2020 also suffered from a data breach in July 2021.
This AT&T data breach like T-Mobile is very serious, as it affects millions of AT&T customers. The extent of the damage has not been confirmed, as AT&T is yet to respond in detail regarding the incident. However, if you are a subscriber, you should watch out for any suspicious activity.