T-Mobile has announced a massive data breach merely days after Twitter and Facebook also revealed that some of their user’s personal information was leaked.
The T-Mobile data breach necessitates strong security and strategic IAM. More than 1 million customer data were affected. No passwords were stolen, but hackers can use the data to impersonate T-Mobile customers and gain access to accounts. #databreach #tmobile #hacking pic.twitter.com/oA9velMbrX
— ID Mgmnt Institute (@IdentityMate) November 27, 2019
About 1.25 million people have had their names, addresses and phone numbers exposed in a breach that occurred in early November. This is around 1.5% of T-Mobile’s entire customer base.
In a message sent to customers, T-Mobile said:
“Our Cybersecurity team discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile prepaid wireless account. We promptly reported this to the authorities. None of your financial data (including credit card information) or social security numbers was involved, and no passwords were compromised.”
This isn’t the first major data breach T-Mobile customers have been a victim of. In August 2018, a data leak affected 3% of its customers. While the company may have fixed this latest flaw in their security protocols, no system is perfect.
If you or someone you know has a T-Mobile account, be wary of any suspicious activity surrounding it.
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