Friday, August 24, 2018

T-Mobile Confirms a data breach affecting millions of customers

If you're a T-Mobile user then you will be worried to know the following news. Earlier this week T-Mobile has admitted a data breach which led to about 2 million customers might have had some of their personal information stolen in the hack.

Thought this hack was quickly contained to avoid more casualties, but it was one of the most dangerous attacks on the No. 3 carrier in the U.S. According to the carrier report the exploit occurred on Monday, Aug. 20 after hackers were able to exploit an internal API (application programming interface) on its servers that handled personal information.

The following personal information was taken from that breach:
  • Name
  • Billing address
  • ZIP code
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Account number
  • Account type (prepaid or postpaid)
Those affected are receiving a text message from T-Mobile that reads:
Hello—We ID’d & shut down an unauthorized capture of your info. No financial info/SSN taken but some personal info may have been. More:
For those with further questions, T-Mobile is directing users to its customer service department, which can be reached by dialing 611 on T-Mobile phones. Customers can also speak with a representative by using two-way messaging on, the T-Mobile App, or iMessage through Apple Business Chat.

Have you noticed any unnormal thing happens to you ?  

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