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T-Mobile claims that 37 million customers’ data was stolen

By 01/20/2023 9:04 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

An unidentified malicious intruder broke into T-network Mobile in late November and took information on 37 million customers, including addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth, the U.S. telecom provider announced on Thursday.

In a document submitted to the U.S. The vulnerability was found on January 5, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

According to its inquiry, it claimed that no passwords or PINs, bank account or credit card information, Social Security numbers, or other official identifications were among the data that had been made vulnerable to theft.

There is no proof the hacker could access the company’s network, but T-Mobile stated that the malicious activity “appears to be controlled at this time” even though its investigation is still underway. The data was viewed for the first time on or about November 25.

T-Mobile claimed to have informed unnamed law enforcement and federal officials.

An email asking for comment received no immediate response from it.

The business has experienced numerous hacking attempts in recent years. T-Mobile stated in its report that it did not anticipate the most recent breach to affect its business materially.

Neil Mack, a senior analyst for Moody’s Investors Service, stated in a statement that the breach raises concerns about management’s cyber governance, may alienate customers, and may bring the Federal Communications Commission and other regulators under close examination.

Although these cybersecurity incidents may not be systematic, Mack added that T-frequency Mobile’s occurrence stands out alarmingly compared to its telecom competitors.

After the firm revealed in August 2021 that personal data, including Social Security numbers and driver’s license information, had been taken, T-Mobile agreed to pay $350 million to customers who filed a class action lawsuit in July.

There were almost 80 million Americans who were impacted.

Additionally, it announced that it would invest $150 million in other technologies and data security through 2023.

Before the August 2021 incursion, the corporation acknowledged breaches in which customer information was obtained in January 2021, November 2019, and August 2018.

After acquiring rival Sprint in 2020, Bellevue, Washington-based T-Mobile rose to prominence as one of the nation’s foremost providers of mobile services. After the merger, it claimed to have more than 102 million clients.

 

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