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T-Mobile reveals data breach, customer account info accessed

T-Mobile has been hit by another data breach. T-Mobile is now in the process of alerting customers to a malicious attack in which some customer information may have been access. On a webpage dedicated to the attack, T-Mo explains that a “sophisticated attack” was made against its email vendor that led to unauthorized access to certain T-Mobile employee email accounts, some of which contained account info for T-Mobile customers and employees. The info accessed during … [read full article]

T-Mobile reveals data breach affecting prepaid customers

T-Mobile was recently hit with a data breach. T-Mo has revealed an incident in which a malicious party was able to access some prepaid customers’ account info. T-Mobile says that its cybersecurity team discovered and shut down the data breach and that it has reported the incident to the authorities. No financial data or social security numbers were accessed and no passwords were compromised. T-Mobile does say that information associated with users’ prepaid wireless accounts was … [read full article]

T-Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20th

UPDATE: T-Mobile has told Motherboard that the breach affected around 3 percent of its 77 million customers — around 2.3 million people — and that that the hackers were part of an “international group”. UPDATE 2: T-Mobile has confirmed that “encrypted passwords” were part of the data compromised by the hackers. Security researchers speaking to Motherboard say that the algorithm used for these passwords may be weak, and password expert Jeremi M. Gosney adds that customers … [read full article]