Protect your money: AT&T email accounts under attack by hackers
Apr 28, 2023
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A recent report says that hackers have been breaking into email addresses provided by AT&T and stealing huge amounts of cryptocurrency.
According to a report from Tech Crunch, unknown hackers have been hacking email addresses provided by AT&T to steal cryptocurrency from users. The report says that the attacks started at the beginning of April by a gang of cybercriminals. They found a way to hack into email addresses and steal people’s money on crypto.
The hackers have gained access to a section of AT&T’s internal network, allowing them to generate mail keys for any user. Mail keys are used by AT&T users to log into their accounts with third-party apps like Outlook without using their passwords. In other words, they are a kind of “secure measure” that allows log-ins from third-party apps.
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If you own an email account provided by AT&T, you might want to improve your security measures or the different precautions. The affected email addresses include att.net, sbcglobal.net, bellsouth.net, and other AT&T email addresses.
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As a former Wall Street InfoSec guy, I never allowed my enterprises passwords to be reset by email.
Guess I was a little ahead of my time and a lot of good it did me.