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Mobile US shuts down hacking attempt, says no financial data compromised

Mobile US shuts down hacking attempt, says no financial data compromised

This subdomain was easy to find via search engines, and once a phone number was tagged onto the end of the web address, the platform would reveal customer information - including their full name, physical address, billing account numbers, and account records.

Customers impacted by the security issue have been notified of the potential data theft; subscribers who haven't been notified weren't exposed.

The report noted that T-Mobile shut down the access point on the day it was accessed. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can dial 611, use two-way messaging on MyT-Mobile.com, the T-Mobile App, or iMessage through Apple Business Chat.

"Our team of cyber security has detected and shut down unauthorized access to certain information, including your. None of your financial data (including credit card information) or social security numbers were involved, and no passwords were compromised" the announcement published on the company's website read.

Another day, another breach.

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A spokesperson speaking to Motherboard said the breach affected "about" or "slightly less than" three percent of its 77 million customers.

T-Mobile said the breach, which its cybersecurity team identified and shutdown earlier this week, exposed some personal information and encrypted passwords. A recent survey of almost 500 organizations commissioned by IBM Corp. found that the average time to identify a data breach in the enterprise is a staggering 197 days. The T-Mobile breach was nowhere near the scale of these other big hacks, but some experts say we should get used to companies of all kinds getting attacked. If you don't receive one, you're probably safe from the incident.

If you have questions about this incident or your account, please contact Customer Care at your convenience.

T-Mobile reiterated it has safeguards in place to prevent unauthorised access but did not say if it would be making any major changes to its systems.


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