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T-Mobile Data Breach Affects 2 Million Customers, Financial Data Not Compromised

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Announced by T-Mobile this morning, the carrier was hit by a data breach on August 20, with roughly 2 million customers affected.

Compromised information includes 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.

Affected customers can expect to receive a text from the carrier, if they haven’t already. If you don’t receive a text from T-Mobile by day’s end, you’re likely in the clear.

Here’s the full rundown from T-Mobile.

On August 20, our cyber-security team discovered and shut down an unauthorized capture of some information, including yours, and promptly reported it to authorities. No financial data (including credit card information) or social security numbers were involved, and no passwords were compromised. However, some 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).

Another day, another breach.

T-Mobile Customer Security Link

// Motherboard

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