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Technology Some T-Mobile prepaid customers had their account information breached

00:40  23 november  2019
00:40  23 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Share All sharing options for: Some T - Mobile prepaid customers had their account information breached . T - Mobile told the impacted customers this week that its cybersecurity team “discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access” to their accounts .

If you're a T - Mobile prepaid customer and have just received an email from the carrier, you might want to Customers who recently moved off of T - Mobile prepaid service and are worried that their information T - Mobile disclosed another security breach last year with a similar scarcity of details.

On Thursday, T-Mobile disclosed a security breach that impacted some of its prepaid customers in the United States.

  Some T-Mobile prepaid customers had their account information breached © Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

The company told Bleeping Computer on Thursday that a “small number of customers” were affected by the breach that was discovered earlier this month. According to T-Mobile, customer names, addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, rate plans, and plan features were all left exposed. More sensitive information like passwords, financial information, or social security numbers were not affected.

“We truly regret that this incident occurred”

T-Mobile told the impacted customers this week that its cybersecurity team “discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access” to their accounts. Shortly after, the telecommunications company notified law enforcement of the breach.

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Telecom giant T - Mobile has suffered a new data breach exposing personal information of its customers using prepaid wireless services. T - Mobile also made it clear that if you don't receive an email notification from the company, it' s likely your account was not among those impacted by this

The customer information accessed during the data breach is associated only to prepaid accounts according to the data breach notification published by T - Mobile alerted all impacted customers via SMS notifications and encourages all those affected by this breach to confirm or update their

If your information was breached, T-Mobile should have sent out an SMS today to notify you, but if you have switched providers or numbers, you may not have received it. You can reach out to T-Mobile at privacy@t-mobile.com or by calling 611 to verify whether your account was affected.

“We truly regret that this incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you,” T-Mobile said in a statement.

In August 2018, T-Mobile was hit by another data breach and the account information belonging to close to 2 million customers was stolen by hackers. Account details like phone numbers and email addresses were breached, but no sensitive information like social security numbers were compromised.

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