T-Mobile, the mobile telecommunications company, suffered another data breach this month, in which hackers stole the account information of about 37 million customers. And this is not their first security breach, which they already had to deal with one in 2021.
And this data breach did not happen last week, but continued January 5thand the company is now reporting on it, 2 weeks after the incident.
The company has released an official report on this security incident that clarifies all the points, so let’s discuss them below.
Vulnerability T-Mobile: all details
According to T-Mobile’s report, the company managed to block the hacker’s gateway the next day after the breach with the help of some expert cybersecurity firms.
Still, the perpetrator was able to steal a major customer’s data, but as the company said, there is no evidence that the hacker was able to steal sensitive data such as legal identifications, passwords or payment card details.
Because cyber security experts have found that the security systems are not compromised because they are well protected. In addition, the bad actor could steal Data from 37 million customers.
And stolen data is not sensitive as it includes names, billing and email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birthT-Mobile account numbers and customer plan and subscription information.
Currently there is no identification of whose account is included in this list of 37 million customers.
With all that company has also noted that it is strengthen its cybersecurity program year after year with more investments as it faced a lawsuit in 2021 after the first security breach.
To protect your account, the company recommends that everyone change their account password to one more difficult and more unpredictable a. You can also enable two-factor authentication as an additional safety barrier.
T-Mobile is still investigating this incident and we’ll let you know if they find anything critical.