T-Mobile Breach Affects 50m People

T-Mobile has confirmed on Wednesday that over 40 million current, former, or prospective customers’ personal data were compromised in a recent cyberattack.

“Our preliminary analysis is that approximately 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid customer accounts’ information appears to be contained in the stolen files, as well as just over 40 million records of former or prospective customers who had previously applied for credit with T-Mobile,” said T-Mobile in a statement.

T-Mobile assured customers that no financial information appears to have been exposed. They acknowledged that the stolen personal information includes names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers.

T-Mobile said it was taking steps to protect affected customers including identity theft protection for two years.

T-Mobile was working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts as part of its review and has “located and immediately closed the access point that we believe was used to illegally gain entry to our servers.”

T-Mobile is recommending that all postpaid customers preemptively change the PINs protecting their accounts. They added a page on its site where customers can go for information as well as shortcuts to change their PINs and passwords.


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