Yet another big company has experienced a data breach. T-Mobile have confirmed that they have experienced a massive data breach with over 1 million customers having their details leaked such as their names, billing addresses, phone numbers account numbers and rate plan. They have stressed that they are yet to find any customers who have had their financial details leaked such as credit card and social security numbers.
T-Mobile have come out and said that they have tried to limit the reach of this breach with only 1.5% of their customer base being affected. This still amasses to over 1 million out of their 75 million customers.
There has been no disclosure in how the breach occurred, however, they have mentioned they are adding extra safeguards to try and ensure that it does not happen again. As well as this, in their own words, they claim that they fixed the breach “promptly” after it took place and the relevant authorities have been notified. The data will not be very high-risk to the customers due to financial details remaining unscathed, but T-Mobile have issued a warning to their customers telling them to be aware of any potential phishing emails as if their emails have been leaked, then they may try to acquire more damaging information from the customers using this method.