Hackers stole personal data of 2 million T-Mobile customers2018-08-27 16:28 by Daniela
T-Mobile is warning customers of a data breach that occurred last week. Hackers stole some of the personal data of 2 million people during the breach. This is about 3% of its 77 million customers.
The incident was caused when "an international group" of hackers accessed a server through an API which was said not to have any "very sensitive data" available through it.
The carrier said they learned of the breach on August 20 and shut it down. The company is in the process of notifying customers affected by the breach. If you don't receive a notification then that means your account was not among those impacted by this incident. However, it is highly recommended that users change their account passwords in order to prevent further complications.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we wanted to let you know about an incident that we recently handled that may have impacted some of your personal information," T-Mobile US warned. "You should know that some of your personal information may have been exposed, which may have included one or more of the following: name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number and account type (prepaid or postpaid)".
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