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Huge T-Mobile Breach Affects 3 Million

25 August, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Abraham Jackson
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T-Mobile, the nation's third-largest wireless carrier, said late Thursday that it had discovered a data breach potentially affecting some of its customers' account information. Where many companies drag their heels and wait months to share news of unauthorized access, T-Mobile let its customers know within just a few days.

T-Mobile said the hacker (or hackers) did not gain access to passwords, social security numbers, or any financial information.

No financial data, social security numbers or passwords were compromised, but other personal information like name, email-id, phone number, zip code, account number or type (postpaid or prepaid) may have been exposed, the company said.

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T-Mobile fought off hackers on Monday, but customer data may have been exposed. The company told Motherboard that the attackers were part of "an global group".

Data breaches are always a serious issue.

Affected customers can expect to receive a text from the carrier, if they haven't already. The T-Mobile website once allowed anyone with your phone number to access your account. That would put the breach at around 3.9 million customers, still a considerable number. For more information, you can contact customer care by dialing 611, using messaging on MyT-Mobile.com or the T-Mobile app, or use iMessage with Apple Business Chat. "And don't call a phone number included in the email". "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused".

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