T-Mobile reportedly breached again, the company announces. The reported breach affected just over 800 people but it however follows the data breach suffered by 37 million customers back in January.
T-Mobile Breached Again
T-Mobile has yet again suffered another customer data breach, as reported in the early parts of Monday by Bleeping Computer. And while this one in question is very small, affecting just over 800 people in the process, it still follows a massive data breach impacting millions of people back in January that raised questions about the cybersecurity track record of T-Mobile.
The Extent of the Breach
The latest data breach for the second-largest wireless carrier in the nation happened between Feb. 24 and March 30 and was spotted on March 27. During a breach that was caused by hacking, 836 people had their names and driver’s license or their identification card numbers stolen, as well as possibly their account PIN, Social Security number, date of birth, balance due, and phone plan, among many other details. Financial account information and call records on the other hand were not breached.
What the Company Has To Say about the Breach
“We notified a small number of customers that our systems and processes worked to detect and stop a bad actor who was accessing accounts using compromised credentials,” in an emailed statement to CNET, T-Mobile explained. The carrier however will continue to investigate the breach in order to “expand the safeguards,” it stated.
Other Breaches Suffered By the Company
The reported breach follows the company back in January saying that a “bad actor” took advantage of one of its application programming interfaces in a bid to gain data on “approximately 37 million current postpaid and prepaid customer accounts.”
Another recorded data breach then in 2021 affected 54 million customers and then led to a huge $500 million class-action settlement that was announced in January 2022 that just closed up applications for folks to get a piece of.
There were also a host of other breaches recorded in December 2021 and November 2022.
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