37 million T-Mobile customers have been hacked


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T-Mobile said a “bad actor” accessed the personal data of 37 million current customers during a data breach in November.

In a regulatory filing on Thursday, the company said the hacker stole customer data including names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers and information describing the type of service they had with the wireless carrier. T-Mobile said no Social Security numbers, credit card information, government ID numbers, passwords, PINs, or financial information were exposed in the hack.

However, this information can be compiled with other stolen or publicly available information and used by crooks to steal people’s identities or money. T-Mobile said it is working with law enforcement and has begun notifying customers whose information may have been breached.

The mobile operator did not indicate what it could do to remedy the situation. He noted he could be liable for “significant expenses” due to the hack, though the company said it doesn’t expect the charges to have a material effect on T-Mobile’s bottom line.

After T-Mobile (TMUS) learned of the data breach, the company said it hired an outside cybersecurity team to investigate. T-Mobile (TMUS) was able to discover the source of the breach and shut it down a day after the hack was discovered. The company says it is continuing to investigate the breach, but believes it is “fully contained”. He also noted that T-Mobile’s (TMUS) systems and network do not appear to have been hacked.

“Protecting our customers’ data remains a top priority,” T-Mobile said in a statement. “We will continue to make substantial investments to strengthen our cybersecurity program.”

The company noted that it began a “substantial multi-year investment” in 2021 to improve its cybersecurity capabilities and protections.

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