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Technology T-Mobile confirms customers' personal data accessed in hack

02:40  23 november  2019
02:40  23 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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T - Mobile says that a "criminal hack " accessed data of some prepaid wireless customers ' accounts. The wireless provider's cybersecurity team discovered the breach T - Mobile says it notified law enforcement about the breach, which led to some exposure of personal information, including names

It's been a rough month for customers who care about their privacy, with data breaches affecting businesses as diverse as high-end department stores, camgirl websites and online domain registrars. Yet another cybersecurity issue has allowed hackers to access data about prepaid customers of popular US and European telecom brand T-Mobile, as revealed by blog TmoNews.

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Affected customers in the US are being notified via a text message which directs them to a page on T-Mobile's website. "Our Cybersecurity team discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile prepaid wireless account," the page reads.

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Hackers stole personal data of 2 million T - Mobile customers in a new data breach. T - Mobile said the company informed law enforcement about the security breach and is reaching out to its affected customers directly via SMS message, letter in the mail, or a phone call to notify them as well.

T - Mobile said Thursday that hackers gained access to the personal information of prepaid wireless customers , including their T - Mobile didn't say when the hack occurred or how many customers were exposed, but it said T - Mobile suffered a similar data breach last year when customer names

Hackers were able to access data including names and billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers and information about what plans and features that customers chose. However, T-Mobile assures customers that no financial data such as credit card information, social security numbers or passwords were compromised.

The company says it has reported the breach to the authorities and that it has "a number of safeguards in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access."

TmoNews reached out to the company to find out how many customers' information was compromised. T-Mobile reportedly responded that a "very small single digit percentage" of users were affected.

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Over a million T-Mobile customers hit in data breach .
T-Mobile has suffered a data breach in which hackers obtained the names, billing addresses, phone numbers and account numbers of over one million customers.Thankfully though, no financial or password data was exposed and the company has alerted affected customers regarding the breach.

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