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T-Mobile Tells Customers Their Data Was Hacked

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Aug 24, 2018, 7:23 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

T-Mobile has informed some customers that a security breach may have exposed some of their personal data. T-Mobile's security team discovered that customer data was being accessed without permission on August 20 and shut down the operation. T-Mobile says credit card numbers, social security numbers, and passwords were not involved, but names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and account numbers were exposed. T-Mobile apologized for the breach and told customers they can contact the company to learn more if they wish. The incident impacted some 2.3 million T-Mobile postpaid and MetroPCS prepaid customers. T-Mobile reported the breach to authorities.


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Aug 24, 2018, 11:55 AM

You get what you pay for perhaps.

I wonder what the occurrence rate is for this kind of thing is between the carries? TMO, ATT, VZW, and Sprint.
It never happens to Verizon.
Oh wait: https://www.zdnet.com/article/millions-verizo n-customer-records-israeli-data/

Or AT&T.
Oh wait, again: https://www.cnbc.com/2015/04/08/att-data-brea ches-revealed-280k-us-customers-exposed.html
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