Personal information of about 2 mn T-Mobile users leaked

Marion JacobsAug 27, 2018

A spokesperson for the telecoms firm said the incident occurred after hackers compromised its servers through an API, an application programming interface as a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications.

T-Mobile specified in the statement that customers' payment card details, passwords and social security number were not exposed.

However, a T-Mobile spokesperson noted in a statement to Motherboard that the breach affected "about" or "slightly less than" 3 percent of the carrier's 77 million customers, which would be around 2 million users.

The company said it "truly regrets that this incident occurred" and apologised for any inconvenience to customers.

The IT team detected the unauthorized access in the early morning of August 20th and shut down the intrusion "very fast", according to the spokeswoman of T-Mobile.

The incident occurred on the 20th of August, and the company's cybersecurity experts managed to shut down the attack nearly immediately after detection.

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In an update to today's data breach at T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), Vice reports the company acknowledges that encrypted passwords were included in the compromised data.

T-Mobile did not disclose how many customers were impacted.

In the modern times of digital data and information sharing, nobody is fully protected by a data breach.

"Hackers stole customer names, ZIP codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers and account types". If you are an affected T-Mobile customer you will receive a notification as such from the company which will link you to this page.

The company said anyone whose data has been stolen has been or will shortly be contacted via text message.

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