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Report suggests T-Mobile tried to buy back hacked customer info

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Do you still remember the massive data breach that took place with T-Mobile last August? We still do and can recall that over 54 million of customers had their data compromised. There are new reports, however, that reveal that T-Mo attempted to buy the leaked data affected in the hack.  As a result of the hack, T-Mobile announced a multi-year partnership with Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm. … [read full article]

T-Mobile encounters new data breach

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Update (12/29/21 2:29 pm): T-Mobile has confirmed the attack to BleepingComputer and shared that they already sent out a message to affected customers: “We informed a very small number of customers that the SIM card assigned to a mobile number on their account may have been illegally reassigned or limited account information was viewed. Unauthorized SIM swaps are unfortunately a common industry-wide occurrence, however this issue was quickly corrected by our team, using our … [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 … [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 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 … [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 … [read full article]