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Over 2 Millions Account Numbers and Addresses Potentially Leaked — Mobile Hacked Again

Over 2 Millions Account Numbers and Addresses Potentially Leaked — Mobile Hacked Again”

T-Mobile data was leaked just two years ago, via Experian.

T-Mobile's headquarters in Bellevue. Credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and social security numbers were not involved.

Shutterstock.comWhile it caught the breach quickly, T-Mobile told Motherboard that hackers were able to grab the data of nearly three million people.

Affected customers can expect to receive a text from the carrier, if they haven't already.

On August 20, our cyber-security team discovered and shut down an unauthorized access to certain information, including yours, and we promptly reported it to authorities.
The company will notify affected customers via text message.

"We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you", the announcement reads.

But other information like names, billing zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers and account types (postpaid or prepaid) may have been compromised. No financial information was exposed in the breach.

Attackers having your address and account numbers may not sound like a big deal, but information like this is useful for social engineering attacks, where a scammer will call customer service pretending to be you.

"As a reminder, it's always a good idea to regularly change account passwords", it chirpily added.

T-Mobile did not respond to Reuters request for comment outside regular business hours.



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