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Recent T-Mobile massive data breach to be investigated by Massachusetts General Attorney

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A month after the massive T-Mobile data breach and the incident is now being probed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.  As revealed in a report, the office of the Attorney General is now looking into the incident that left the personal information of 54 million current, previous, and prospective T-Mobile customers exposed. The investigation will determine whether T-Mobile had the right cybersecurity protocols in place to protect its customers’ data and mobile device information. … [read full article]

T-Mobile: Working “with highest degree of urgency” to verify extent of hack

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Yesterday, it was revealed that T-Mobile was the latest victim of a massive customer data breach. T-Mo has since confirmed the report in a statement. And today, the Un-Carrier has released a blog post to give an update of the incident.  T-Mobile says that they “have been working around the clock to investigate claims” on illegally accessed data. The Un-Carrier promised that they “take the protection of our customers very seriously.” Right now, T-Mo is “conducting … [read full article]

Report: T-Mobile involved in a huge customer data breach

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Update 9/16 9:08 pm: T-Mobile has confirmed the attack but did not share its extent. “We are confident that the entry point used to gain access has been closed, and we are continuing our deep technical review of the situation across our systems to identify the nature of any data that was illegally accessed. This investigation will take some time but we are working with the highest degree of urgency. Until we have completed this assessment we … [read full article]

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]