Personal information of about 2 mn T-Mobile users leaked

Monday, 27 Aug, 2018

T-Mobile revealed it shut down a data breach potentially exposing consumer information such as email addresses and phone numbers. Customer financial records and social security numbers were not exposed in the breach, the company said. Affected customers were being notified.

T-Mobile is alerting its customers about a security breach that could have impacted some of its customers' personal information. The compromised data, however, listed customers' names, the associated billing zip codes, and phone numbers, email addresses, account types and numbers, and so on - still pretty unpleasant to have to deal with.

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A T-Mobile spokesperson declined to specify how those passwords were encrypted, or what hashing algorithm was used, said the report.

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In the modern times of digital data and information sharing, nobody is fully protected by a data breach. Affecting customers in the USA, the hack is not the first time T-Mobile customers have been put at risk; a couple of years ago company data was leaked via Experian.

One of the largest Telecom operators in Europe and T-Mobile USA reported a cyber attack in which hackers stole personal data of about 2 million people.

The firm said it takes "the security of your information very seriously" and has a number of safeguards in place to protect customers' personal information from unauthorised access.

The page describes how to get in contact with T-Mobile Customer Care to ask questions about the data breach and find out what information (if any) has been compromised.