Hackers Compromise T-Mobile Employee’ Email Accounts and Steal User’ Data

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If you are a T-Mobile customer, this news may concern you.

US-based telecom giant T-Mobile has suffered yet another data breach incident that recently exposed personal and accounts information of both its employees and customers to unknown hackers.

What happened? In a breach notification posted on its website, T-Mobile today said its cybersecurity team recently discovered a sophisticated cyberattack against the email accounts of some of its employees that resulted in unauthorized access to the sensitive information contained in it, including details for its customers and other employees.

Although the telecom company did not disclose how the breach happened, when it happened, and exactly how many employees and users were affected, it did confirm that the leaked information on its users doesn’t contain financial information like credit card and Social Security numbers.

What type of information was accessed? The exposed data of an undisclosed number of affected users include their:

  • names,
  • phone numbers,
  • account numbers,
  • rate plans and features, and
  • billing information.

What is T-Mobile now doing? The company took necessary steps to shut down the unauthorized access upon discovery…


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