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T-Mobile Breach : What you should know

As reported, there has been a major security breach at T-Mobile this past week. Currently there is an on-going investigation into the data hack that has potentially affected more than 53 million T-Mobile customers.  Here’s what we know so far and what you can do to better inform yourself about the event.

  • Earlier this week T-Mobile said that personal data of more than 40 million former and prospective customers was stolen along with data from 7.8 million existing T-Mobile wireless customers.
  • In its latest update, which comes days after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened an investigation into the breach, T-Mobile revealed it had identified 5.3 million additional wireless subscribers who were impacted by the breach as well as 667,000 more accounts of former customers (Source: Reuters).
  • According to T-Mobile, the exact personal information accessed varies by individual. T-Mobile has determined that the types of impacted information include: names, drivers’ licenses, government identification numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile prepaid PINs, addresses and phone number(s).
  • Currently T-Mobile is stating that there is no indication the accessed data contained financial information such as credit card or other payment data.

For more information regarding this event, including the most current updates and appropriate steps to follow if you feel you have been affected – please visit the T-Mobile customer support webpage here :