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T-Mobile company recently experienced a cyber breach again. The giant and second largest mobile phone carrier in the United States suffered a data breach for the second time this year.
According to the announcement made by the company, “A bad actor gained access to limited information from a small number of T-Mobile accounts between late February and march 2023.” Making a comparison to previous data breaches that has been reported by the giant company, the latest breach is said to have over 37-million were persons impacted, and account compromised is said to have affected about 836 customers, and sensitive information’s were exposed which make the affected accounts susceptible to identity theft and phishing attacks.
Furthermore the company reported through their data breach notification letters dated April 28, 2023, which was sent to the customers who were affected.
Although the various information which were exposed varied for various customers, however such information’s included sensitive data such as customers “full name, contact information, account number, and associated phone numbers, government issued ID’s, date of birth, T-Mobile account PIN, SSN (Social Security Number), balance due on account, internal codes used by T-Mobile to service customers accounts (rate plan, and feature code), and the number of lines.
On detecting the cyber-breach, T-Mobile took a swift action by resetting account PINS associated with the impacted customers and in addition offered them two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft detection services through TransUnion myTrueIdentity.
DATA BREACH FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 2023
It should be known that this is the second time since the beginning of this year such incident has occurred to T-Mobile. Previously reported was in January 19, after cyber criminals successfully compromised information belonging to over 37-million customers of the company, which was as a result of a flaw in the API (Application Programming Interface) in November 2022.
According to T-Mobile, the data stolen consist of basic information of customers such as “name, billing address, email, phone number, date of birth, etc. “
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