T-Mobile has experienced its second security breach in less than 11 months. The operator revealed that a hacker stole data from 37 millions of customer accounts, including names, dates of birth and phone numbers.
The “bad actors” were first discovered to have taken the data on January 5, and the operator plugged the breach the next day with the help of external cybersecurity experts.
According to Telecom, there is no evidence that its security systems were compromised, and the mechanisms used by the hackers did not reveal more sensitive data such as social security numbers, government identification numbers, passwords or Payment card information.
The exposed information included names, billing and email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers, and plan and subscription information. However, not all accounts have a complete list of data breaches. The carrier is notifying affected parties in accordance with state and federal requirements.
Just a year and a half ago in August , near 150 data breach of millions of T-Mobile accounts, which at the time included SSNs and driver IDs. Following the lawsuit, the company was ordered to pay $150 million to settle customer claims and invest $150 ) Millions of dollars to enhance its cybersecurity practices and technologies. In its latest filing, T-Mobile revealed that it has “made substantial progress to date” on these upgrades.