T-Mobile in damage limitation mode (again) after being hacked (again)


Moile phone giant T-Mobile has been hacked, with personal information on millions of past, present and prospective customers falling into the hands of criminals.

“While our investigation is still underway and we continue to learn additional details, we have now been able to confirm that the data stolen from our systems did include some personal information,” T-Mobile said in a statement on its website.

“We have no indication that the data contained in the stolen files included any customer financial information, credit card information, debit or other payment information,” T-Mobile added.

Some of the information purloined did include the first and last names of customers, dates of birth, social security numbers, driving licence and other IF information.

No phone numbers, account numbers, personal input numbers (PINs), passwords, or financial information were compromised in any of these files of customers or prospective customers.

Following this public relations disaster, T-Mobile intends to offer two years of free identity protection services with McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service.

It is also recommending that all T-Mobile post-paid customers change their PIN.

T-Mobile, which also suffered a massive data breach in the US in 2015, said it takes the protection of its customers’ data “very seriously”.


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