T-mobile was Hacked. In an official statement, issued in August 17th 2021, T-Mobile said a “highly sophisticated” attack against its network led to the breach of data on millions of customers. Now T-Mobile is warning that a data breach has exposed the names, date of birth, Social Security number and driver’s license/ID information.
More than 40 million current, former or prospective customers who applied for credit with the company were compromised says KrebsonSecurity specialized news feed.
The stolen files include 7.8 million postpaid accounts and just over 40 million records of former or prospective customers
This acknowledgment came less than 48 hours after millions of the stolen T-Mobile customer records went up for sale in the cybercrime underground. The intrusion first came to light on Twitter when the account @und0xxed started tweeting the details, and someone on a cybercrime forum began selling what they claimed were more than 100 million freshly hacked records from T-Mobile.
The hackers claimed one of those databases held the name, date of birth, SSN, drivers license information, plaintext security PIN, address and phone number of 36 million T-Mobile customers in the United States — all going back to the mid-1990s.
— John Erin Binns™ #TMobileTerrorizer (@und0xxed) August 15, 2021
The company wrote in a blog post. “Importantly, no phone numbers, account numbers, PINs, passwords, or financial information were compromised in any of these files of customers or prospective customers.” T-Mobile is now urging all postpaid customers to proactively change their account PINs by going online into their T-Mobile account or calling customer care at 611.
“This precaution is despite the fact that we have no knowledge that any postpaid account PINs were compromised,” the advisory reads. It is not clear how many people total may be impacted by this breach. T-Mobile hasn’t yet responded to requests for clarification regarding how many of the 7.8 million current customers may also have been affected by the credit application breach.
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