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T-Mobile US confirms data leak

T-Mobile US confirms hackers stole millions of personal data

T-Mobile US confirmed that investigation of the earlier announced cyber attack shows that some personal data of about 7.8 million of its current postpaid customers were stolen.

Information about the attack was first published at on online forum. Data from about 850,000 prepaid customers including phone numbers and PINs and more than 40 million records of former or prospective customers were also stolen, T-Mobile said.

The data included customers’ first and last names, date of birth, social security numbers, and driver’s license information. The company said there was no indication of their financial details being compromised.

The company said it has located and immediately closed the access point that it believes was used to illegally gain entry to the servers.

“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.”


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