Headline RoundupFebruary 23rd, 2024

AT&T Announces Likely Cause of Widespread US Service Outages

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A cyberattack is not thought to have triggered widespread outages for AT&T customers in the U.S. on Thursday, the company announced.

Key Quotes: "Based on our initial review, we believe the outage was caused by the application & execution of an incorrect process used as we were expanding our network, not a cyberattack," AT&T announced on X Friday.

For Context: The outage sparked federal agencies to investigate a possible cyberattack amid broader concerns about hacking threats from Russia and China.

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the update, but not as prominently as they covered the initial outage.

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