T-Mobile hit with class action lawsuit over latest massive data breach2021-08-23 18:21 by Daniela
Tags: T-Mobile, data breach
T-Mobile has been hit with a pair of class-action lawsuits in Washington federal court as the number of current and former customers impacted by a cyberattack against the telecommunications giant grows.
The number of users whose personal information might have been compromised in a recent cyber attack of T-Mobile has climbed to 53 million. T-Mobile announced Friday it had discovered that another 5.3 million current customers and 667,000 former customers also had their information stolen.
"Armed with the Private Information accessed in the Data Breach, data thieves can commit a variety of crimes, including but not limited to fraudulently applying for unemployment benefits, opening new financial accounts in Class Members' names, taking out loans in Class Members' names, using Class Members' information to obtain government benefits (including unemployment or COVID relief benefits), filing fraudulent tax returns using Class Members' information, obtaining driver's licenses in Class Members' names but with another person's photograph and providing false information to police during an arrest," the complaint states.
Together, the suits seek a range of actions for violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act and the California Consumer Privacy Act, including compensatory damages and reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs for the efforts to repair any damage from the fraud.
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