Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20th

Todd Singleton
August 25, 2018

The breach was caused when "an worldwide group" of hackers accessed a server through an API which was said not to have any "very sensitive data" available through it.

Fret not, though, as your more sensitive (and more secured) info like Social Security numbers, account passwords, or any financial details, were not accessed.

T-Mobile said the hacker (or hackers) did not gain access to passwords, social security numbers, or any financial information.

T-Mobile says that consumers with questions about the data breach can dial 611, use two-way messaging on MyT-Mobile.com, or access the T-Mobile app.

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Affected customers can expect to receive a text from the carrier, if they haven't already. The company did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for further comment on the breach. The exposed data includes names, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number and account type, which would be enough for hackers to launch successful phishing attacks.

Shutterstock.comWhile it caught the breach quickly, T-Mobile told Motherboard that hackers were able to grab the data of nearly three million people. T-Mobile reported 75.62 million customers at the end of Q2 2018.

Affected T-Mobile customers are being notified directly by the company by a text message.

T-Mobile fought off hackers on Monday, but customer data may have been exposed. "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused".

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