Mobile discloses data breach of consumer information

by Frankie Norman August 27, 2018, 3:10
Mobile discloses data breach of consumer information

Financial data, such as credit cards and social security numbers were not accessed and no passwords were exposed either.

T-Mo added that it had reported the breach to "authorities", without specifying who those authorities were.

A detailed article in Motherboard noted T-Mobile believes the hack was conducted by "an global group" that accessed company servers through an API that "didn't contain any financial data or other very sensitive data".

About 3 percent of T-mobile's 77 million customers could have been affected, a company spokesperson told bit.ly/2wknfLr technology news website Motherboard. That translates to roughly 2 million customers. In addition to the personal data mentioned above, the hackers may have been able to access customers' account types, such as whether they were prepaid, and account numbers.

T-Mobile didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Wireless carrier T-Mobile announced on Thursday that the personal information of 2 million customers may have been breached.

While we wait for more information, concerned parties can peruse T-Mobile's statement in full and smooth their fears a little. If you don't receive one, you're probably safe from the incident. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can dial 611, use two-way messaging on MyT-Mobile.com, the T-Mobile App, or iMessage through Apple Business Chat.

T-Mobile and Metro PCS customers have begun receiving notifications about a potential security breach where some personal information could have been compromised. "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you", the company said on its website.


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