Over 2 Millions Account Numbers and Addresses Potentially Leaked — Mobile Hacked Again

T-Mobile and MetroPCS users got their personal data hacked and there isn't much to be done

T-Mobile says that on August 20th, it discovered a security breach that affected the accounts of some customers.

Apparently, no social security numbers (SSNs), financial data or account passwords were accessed during the attack. A spokesperson told Vice Motherboard that roughly 3% of T-Mobile's 77 million customers, or about two million, were impacted. Where many companies drag their heels and wait months to share news of unauthorized access, T-Mobile let its customers know within just a few days.

In T-Mobile's statement about the hack, the carrier clarifies that those who were affected are being promptly notified with a text, like the one you see here. However, the personal information that may have been taken includes names, billing zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers, and account types (prepaid or postpaid).

The telco company is redirecting all anxious customers to its customer care service available via phone call, its official website, or Apple iMessage and Business Chat. No other details on the incident have come out.

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Fortunately, there is no financial data involved in the breach.

Attackers having your address and account numbers may not sound like a big deal, but information like this is useful for social engineering attacks, where a scammer will call customer service pretending to be you. You can also request a call back or schedule a time for your Team of Experts to call you through both the T-Mobile App and MyT-Mobile.com.

Here's the full rundown from T-Mobile.

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