Published On: Wed, Aug 18th, 2021

T-Mobile Says Data on Over 48 Million People Stolen by Hackers

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Data on nearly 8 million T-Mobile customers was stolen by a hacker, the company said late Tuesday. A preliminary analysis also signaled that information on just over 40 million additional people who applied for credit from T-Mobile was also stolen. No phone numbers, account numbers, PINs, passwords, or financial information was compromised for most people, according to the company. However, the phone numbers, account PINS, and names of about 850,000 prepaid customers were exposed. The discovery came after a hacker claimed in an online forum this month that they had stolen data from T-Mobile. The company became aware of the claim and launched an investigation. Cybersecurity experts tapped by T-Mobile identified an access point believed to be used by the hacker and closed it. This week, experts verified that some data was accessed by hackers, and began coordinating with law enforcement. “While our investigation is still underway and we continue …

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