• AT&T is warning users with email addresses from the company (att.net, sbcglobal.net, or bellsouth.net) that their accounts are being targeted by cyberthieves looking to steal their cryptocurrency assets.
• The hackers have gained access to a part of the provider’s internal network and are creating mail keys for any user they victimize.
• AT&T has updated its security controls and required some password resets as a precaution, but victims of these attacks are still coming forward claiming it is happening repeatedly since November 2022.
AT&T Email Addresses Compromised by Crypto Thieves
Cell phone and internet provider AT&T has warned users with an email address from the company (att.net, sbcglobal.net, or bellsouth.net) that their accounts are in danger of being targeted by cyberthieves looking to get their hands on cryptocurrency assets held within them.
How Are Hackers Gaining Access?
Hackers have gained access to a part of the provider’s internal network, allowing them to create mail keys for any user they victimize. With these keys in hand, they can use an email app to log into their accounts and begin resetting passwords for services like crypto exchanges or trading platforms.
What Is AT&T Doing?
AT&T spokesperson Jim Kimberly has stated that the problem has been identified and that those in charge are working hard to ensure things don’t get any worse than they already are—updating security controls to prevent this activity and requiring a password reset on some email accounts as a precautionary measure.
Victims Speak Out
Victims of these attacks have come forward claiming it is happening repeatedly since November 2022—one particular victim saying they had noticed it had been done when his Outlook client failed “to connect” and he quickly logged into his [AT&T] site to delete the hacker’s key and create a new one again numerous times since then. Another user reported getting emails notifying him of secure mail keys created without his knowledge being deleted so he wouldn’t see them before he could take action against them himself—showing how pervasive these hacks can be even when one takes all necessary precautions against such events occurring in the first place..
What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?
Users should keep up with best practices in securing their online accounts—create strong passwords, enable two-factor authentication when available, regularly change passwords, be mindful about clicking unknown links sent via email or SMS messages, etc.—and if you’re an AT&T customer affected by this issue contact customer service immediately for assistance in regaining control over your account once more