Mobile hack may have exposed data of 2 million customers

Mobile hack may have exposed data of 2 million customers

T-Mobile has revealed that it fell victim to a security incident earlier in the week, and details of around 2.3 million accounts were accessed.

The intrusion took place on Monday, and some customer data "may have been exposed" before the carrier's cybersecurity team shut off access and reported the breach to law enforcement, it said in a statement.

T-Mobile's cybersecurity team learned of the incident on August 20 and shut down the unauthorized access.

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According to the full statement being sent to those unlucky enough to be included, more sensitive information like social security numbers and credit card details were not included in the breach.

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But other information like names, billing zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers and account types (postpaid or prepaid) may have been compromised.

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T-Mobile says that all affected customers have, or soon will be, notified. T-Mobile for Business and MetroPCS customers can call 611 from their phones. It requires a separate password to make changes to an account, such as porting the number to a new carrier.

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"We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you", the announcement reads.

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