T-Mobile Wednesday Announce more details Regarding the “highly sophisticated cyber attack,” the attack exposed the data of more than 40 million former or potential customers who applied for credit to the company, as well as the data of 7.8 million current post-paid users.
T-Mobile said that the stolen files did not appear to include customer finances, credit cards, debit cards, or other payment information. However, the name, date of birth, SSN, and driver’s license/ID information were accessed. The names, phone numbers and account PINs of approximately 850,000 active prepaid customers were exposed. T-Mobile said it will actively reset the PINs of these accounts.
The total number of affected customers is less than Reported before 100 million estimated, but this is still a considerable loophole, and One of T-Mobile’s several Has been dealing with it for the past few years.
T-Mobile, which has more than 104 million users, said its investigation is still ongoing. It recommends that post-paid customers change their PIN code and provide two years of free identity protection service through McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service. The company will launch a separate web page with more relevant information and resources later on Wednesday.