The exposed information included names, billing ZIP codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers and account types. Nothing with regard to financial information such as social security cards or banking info is said to have been lost. The carrier revealed to Motherboard that 3% of its customers were affected, or about 2 million to 2.5 million people. T-Mobile's cybersecurity was able to shut it down before the breach escalated and has reported it to the proper authorities.
T-Mobile is in the process of finalizing a $26 billion merger with Sprint.
Another day, another breach.
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Some business customers with more than 100 lines might receive a letter pertaining to this T-Mobile data breach.
T-Mobile isn't really saying a great deal about the incident other than trying to downplay its severity and impressing on customers that it acted quickly to stop the attack.
T-Mobile's letter didn't say what the hackers' motivation might have been. If you haven't received a notice (or don't receive one soon), it means your account was not impacted and you have nothing to worry about. But if you just want to check to be sure, you can also call 611 on any T-Mobile phone to check with customer service, too.
T-Mobile reiterated it has safeguards in place to prevent unauthorised access but did not say if it would be making any major changes to its systems. We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.