T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of “some” personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers.
The leaked data includes customers’ name, request zip code, number, email address, account variety, and account sort (prepaid or postpaid).
However, the great news is that no money data like credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or passwords, were compromised within the security breach.
Its cybersecurity team detected and pack up an “unauthorized capture of some information” on Monday, August 20
Although the company has not disclosed however the hackers managed to hack into its servers neither it disclosed the precise variety of consumers laid low with the info breach, a T-Mobile proponent told that but 3 percent of its 77 million customers were affected.
The proponent additionally aforesaid that unknown hackers a part of “an international group” managed to access T-Mobile servers through an API that “didn’t contain any financial data or alternative terribly sensitive information,” adding “We found it quickly and shut it down in no time.”
T-Mobile aforesaid the company knowing enforcement concerning the safety breach and is reaching bent its affected customers directly via SMS message, letter within the mail, or a telephone call to advise them additionally. The U.S. telecom giant is also encouraging affected customers to contact its customer service through 611 for any information regarding the breach.
The T-Mobile incident marks the latest high-profile data breach and adds itself to the list of that other recent high profile attacks took place against Carphone Warehouse that affected its 10 million customers, and Ticketmaster that affected tens of thousands of its customers.