Source: Zander Insurance ID Theft Solutions
On Thursday, August 23rd, T-Mobile released a statement informing its customers that they had experienced a data breach, in which the attackers from from outside of the United States of America and gained access to only “certain information”. The breach is said to have affected nearly 2 million people, which accounts for 3% of T-Mobile’s customers. A T-Mobile spokesperson stated that the company caught and shut down the attack almost immediately.
What Information was Exposed?
T-Mobile claims that the financial data of their customers remained safe. The infomration that was exposed included; names, billing zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers, and account types (ie pre-paid or post paid). For the customers whose accounts were exposed, T-Mobile will be making contact with via a direct text message.