T-Mobile has revealed that it suffered a data breach between late February and March 2023, which exposed personal information of hundreds of its account holders. According to a data breach notification posted to the Maine attorney general’s office, 836 customers were affected before T-Mobile discovered the breach on March 27th.
The hacker was able to access sensitive data, including full names, dates of birth, addresses, contact information, government IDs, social security numbers, and T-Mobile account pins. The company has not disclosed how the hacker was able to infiltrate its systems.
T-Mobile has stated that no personal financial information or call records were breached, and has reset the account pins of impacted users as a precautionary measure. The company is also offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft detection services to affected customers.
This is the ninth data breach disclosed by T-Mobile since 2018, and the second this year alone after the company revealed that data from 37 million accounts was leaked between November 2022 and January 2023. While the number of impacted users in the latest breach is smaller, the information obtained could still be used to facilitate identity theft.
T-Mobile has apologized to its customers for the breach and has committed to enhancing its security measures to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.
- T-Mobile has reported another data breach, compromising the personal data of hundreds of its account holders.
- The hacker was able to access sensitive data such as full names, dates of birth, addresses, contact information, government IDs, social security numbers, and T-Mobile account pins.
- The company has reset the account pins of impacted users, offered two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft detection services, and is committed to improving its security measures to prevent future data breaches.