T-Mobile Suffers Security Breach That May Affect Millions

cageymaru

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On August 20th, T-Mobile experienced an unauthorized access incident (hacked) but they are confident that no financial information, social security numbers, or passwords were compromised. Only user's personal information such as name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and account type was exposed. At least they have the wireless figured out.

On August 20, our cyber-security team discovered and shut down an unauthorized access to certain information, including yours, and we promptly reported it to authorities. None of your financial data (including credit card information) or social security numbers were involved, and no passwords were compromised. However, you should know that some of your personal information may have been exposed, which may have included one or more of the following: name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number and account type (prepaid or postpaid).
 

Exavior

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I find it a little hard to believe they got only the "safe" data from a hack. Give it another 3 months and there will be a minor update that is quietly released that will say it was all info.
 

sleepeeg3

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I find it a little hard to believe they got only the "safe" data from a hack. Give it another 3 months and there will be a minor update that is quietly released that will say it was all info.
Unless they salted the important information.
 

Danny Dawg

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Great. . . another one. Getting tired of seeing this kind of thing with folks personal data.
 

ir0nw0lf

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At least they are reporting this within a week or so and not months or 1+ years after the fact like so many previous hacks/intrusions. Wow, that's pretty sad to say isn't it? :eek:
 

Mozgus

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Whats even the point of these hacks when equifax already gave up every single personal detail on all of us. It's over. Don't waste time hacking more. You already got all us americans dead to rights.
 

Dan_D

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Great. . . another one. Getting tired of seeing this kind of thing with folks personal data.

I'm getting tired of seeing this shit happen to companies that I've dealt with during the breech periods. Sadly, I've been a T-Mobile customer for years.
 

bastage

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Ya, but why store it after your credit is checked?

Would you expect your CC company to have your SSN? And given that T-Mobile post paid customers get a line of credit to finance phones its all the same to me.
 

RealBeast

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After getting burned on the Equifax breach, I gave up. I locked down all credit reports, filed fraud alerts with the IRS, postal service, and Social Security Administration.

So now to get anything done is incredibly fucking painful for me but there really was no other choice.
 

Dead Parrot

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For those wondering why a company would keep information, it might come in handy for dealing with those times someone forgets a password and the answers to those stupid security questions they answered and forgot 5 years previous. Sadly, at least until Equifax made it all public information, things like SSN and birthdate were reasonably good at identifying someone, even though SSN wasn't supposed to be used as an ID method. The whole 'secret you know' thing.
 

scojer

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IF you are affected, you can contact T-Mobile and they'll setup a new account for you.
So your old account # will be worthless to whoever has it that's not suppose too.
 
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