This cell phone service provider’s latest cybersecurity crisis just put a target on the backs of millions of Americans

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Americans are under constant threat of cyberattacks that have the potential to cripple the nation and ultimately lead to the collapse of what we know as human civilization.

But the ruling class has repeatedly proven that they couldn’t care less.

And now this cell phone service provider’s latest cybersecurity crisis just put a target on the backs of millions of Americans.

Communist China isn’t just focused on political and military targets

Earlier this year, FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress that hackers with connections to Communist China were targeting American infrastructure. 

Wray warned that the goal was to cause “real-world harm” to American citizens by attacking a variety of sectors.

Communications, the electric grid, and water treatment facilities are just a few possible targets that could have a major impact on our lives. 

Wray said that if there is an escalation militarily, Communist China could begin delivering “low blows” against American citizens.

“They’re not focused just on political and military targets. We can see from where they position themselves across civilian infrastructure, that low blows aren’t just a possibility in the event of conflict, low blows against civilians are part of China’s plan,” he warned.

Now, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the U.S. has been hit by yet another major cyberattack.

AT&T data breach impacts millions of Americans

On March 30, AT&T informed its customers that their information may have been stolen in a massive data breach. 

Sensitive information from over 65 million account holders and 7 million current AT&T customers were stolen in the cyberattack, and subsequently published on the dark web.

According to their statement, AT&T waited “approximately two weeks” before making the breach known to the public. 

As of now, there is supposedly no reason to believe it’s connected to a foreign government.

AT&T says that their “preliminary analysis” indicates that most of the information is not up-to-date, and that “the data set appears to be from 2019 or earlier.”

The company says that they have initiated a “robust investigation” involving both “internal and external cybersecurity experts.” 

“Currently, AT&T does not have evidence of unauthorized access to its system,” AT&T said, adding they are not sure if the breach came from within the company, or “one of its vendors.”

The company’s Account Safety team will be “communicating proactively” with those who were impacted by the breach and offering credit monitoring for their protection.

This is just the latest example of security failures at the telecommunication giant.

Third-parties open telecommunication companies up to hackers

AT&T has been the target of multiple cyber-attacks in recent years. 

In 2021, hackers claimed to have stolen and published the information of 70 million customers, but the company denied it. 

Then, in 2022, the company announced that 23 million customers’ Social Security numbers and birthdays were stolen.

The most recent attack happened in March 2023, when a third-party vendor for AT&T was breached, causing more than 9 million people’s data to be exposed. 

But the use of third-party companies to support the wireless industry is a major weak point. and leaves every major player vulnerable.

In February of this year, Verizon Wireless experienced an attack that impacted more than 63,000 of its employees. 

T-Mobile also experienced a breach that impacted over 37 million customers in 2023.

The threat is growing every day, and these companies need to get a handle on security before something even worse occurs.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.