Mobile Security Breach Exposes Personal Information

The T Mobile logo stands outside the Deutsche Telekom AG headquarters in Bonn Germany on Feb. 22 2018

While we wait for more information, concerned parties can peruse T-Mobile's statement in full and smooth their fears a little. The malicious party did not get access to any financial data, social security numbers, or passwords.

T-Mobile said in a release that it discovered the intrusion on August 20 and promptly shut it down.

T-Mobile on Thursday disclosed a breach that exposed the personal data of about two million customers, according to a report. Some personal customer data may have been exposed, though, including name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and account type.

T-Mobile did not respond to Reuters request for comment outside regular business hours. Customers can also use two-way messaging on MyT-mobile.com or the T-Mobile App to contact customer care.

This is the latest in a long line of data breaches consumers have learned about over the past year affecting the credit-reporting agency Equifax, the travel website Orbitz, the ride-sharing company Uber, and other companies. "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused". That would put the breach at around 3.9 million customers, still a considerable number. The US telco says it informed law enforcement authorities about the breach.

Customers whose data has been affected should have been notified by text message, but anyone with queries is encouraged to contact T-Mobile directly. "And don't call a phone number included in the email".

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