T-Mobile Reports Security Breach

The cellular provider T-Mobile has disclosed a data breach on August 20th.  The good news is that no financial data or social security numbers were compromised.  The bad news is that personal data including email addresses were.  This could lead to greater spam and scam attempts for T-Mobile customers.

From the news release:

“On August 20, our cyber-security team discovered and shut down an unauthorized capture of some information, including yours, and promptly reported it to authorities. No financial data (including credit card information) or social security numbers were involved, and no passwords were compromised. However, some 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).”

There is not much you can do about this type of breach other than be aware of the scam and spam threat.

Source: TMobile Website



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