T Mobile Data Breach
No data breach incident is welcome news for impacted employees and consumers, but some can be worse than others. The more concerning security breaches involve sensitive personal data that has been stolen and sold to threat actors. That is reportedly what is happening with the T Mobile data breach, which has reportedly impacted over 50 million customers.
Hackers are claiming that they have obtained the data of millions of customers, and are threatening to sell this information on the dark web. The mobile network giant says stolen files include information from almost 8 million current T-Mobile accounts, and more than 50 million former or prospective customers.
T-Mobile Data Breach News
As reported by Motherboard, an individual or group on the dark web claims to have obtained millions of files from T-Mobile’s servers and is selling it on an underground forum. The data allegedly contains the following information:
- Social Security numbers
- Security PINs
- Physical addresses
- Unique IMEI numbers
- IMSI numbers
- Driver license numbers
- Dates of birth
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Even though T Mobile has not confirmed that customers’ personal data is compromised by the data breach, current customers should be aware of the situation and may consider monitoring their online security and personal finances. The leaked information provides fraudsters a variety of personal information in which to work from if their aim is to steal identities or engage in other nefarious activities.
T-Mobile confirmed that a breach had occurred but has not confirmed if customer data has been compromised. The company made the following statement in an email: “We have been working around the clock to investigate claims being made that T-Mobile data may have been illegally accessed. We have determined that unauthorized access to some T-Mobile data occurred, however we have not yet determined that there is any personal customer data involved. We are confident that the entry point used to gain access has been closed, and we are continuing our deep technical review of the situation across our systems to identify the nature of any data that was illegally accessed.”
The Lyon Firm is currently involved in numerous class action data breach cases nationwide, and is investigating the T-Mobile data breach incident. Call for a free and confidential case review, and to learn more about joining data privacy class action lawsuits.
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