T-Mobile is warning of a security breach that may have exposed the data of millions of customers.
Financial data, such as credit cards and social security numbers were not accessed and no passwords were exposed either. Regardless, personal information such as names, zip codes for billing addresses, contact information, and account number may have been visible, which is still cause for concern. Our subscribers rely on FierceWireless as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on this increasingly competitive marketplace. It also posted a message on its website about the hack.
T-Mobile says that on August 20th, it discovered a security breach that affected the accounts of some customers. Affecting customers in the U.S., the hack is not the first time T-Mobile customers have been put at risk; a couple of years ago company data was leaked via Experian.
This isn't the first time T-Mobile customers have had to worry about fraud.
Hackers stole the personal information of around 2 million T-Mobile customers in a data breach this week, the wireless carrier says. The company is in the process of notifying customers affected by the breach.
The telco company is redirecting all anxious customers to its customer care service available via phone call, its official website, or Apple iMessage and Business Chat. "We take the security of your information very seriously and have a number of safeguards in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access", the announcement said.