Data of 40 million plus exposed in latest T-Mobile breach
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Under the latest data breach for T-Mobile customers, names, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses information and uses of ID for over 40 million people who applied for T-Mobile credit were exposed.
Also exposed were the 7.8 million customers of T-Mobile that currently used the service on a monthly basis. Their data was also compromised. Fortunately, account numbers pin and passwords or bank financial information for almost 50 million records of account holders at T-Mobile were not compromised.
T-Mobile reported on Wednesday and confirmed that almost 150,000 T-Mobile prepaid customers information such as phone numbers, account pins, names were exposed in the data breach. T-Mobile is actively resetting all the pins on these accounts for its users. Boost customers and previously Sprint prepaid customers and metro by T-Mobile customers did not have their names and pins exposed in the data breach.
T-Mobile will be giving all customers two years of free identity protection. All customers were alerted to change their pin numbers while the investigation is still going on.
7.8 million current T-Mobile customers who pay monthly for phone service also appears to have been compromised. No phone numbers, account numbers, PINs, passwords, or financial information from the nearly 50 million records and accounts were compromised, T-Mobile said.
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