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Over a Million T-Mobile Customers Affected By a Data Breach

  • Oliver Smith
  • November 26, 2019
  • 2 minutes read
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T-mobile suffered a data breach earlier this month, the company confirmed this on their website this Friday. The hackers accessed people’s personal information like user’s account information which included names, addresses, phone number, account numbers, and their cell-phone plans according to the announcement. 

The company assured its clients that the hackers didn’t get access to any financial information like credit card numbers or social security numbers. The breach affected the prepaid accounts and less than 1.5% of T-mobile customers were affected, a spokesperson told Business Insider

T-mobile said in a statement, 

“We truly regret that this incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.” 

FCC requires that T-mobile notifies all the people who are affected by the data breach and according to T-mobile, they will notify all the affected users ‘shortly’.  The company also assured the affected customers that it had shut down ‘malicious, unauthorized access’ to prepaid data customers. 

If your account was breached, you must have received an SMS to notify you of the breach. If you have numbers or providers, you may not have received the message. To get information, you can reach out to T-mobile at privacy@t-mobile.com or by calling 611 to verify if your account was affected.