T-Mobile Hacked Again

In the second intrusion of 2023 and the ninth since 2018, T-Mobile was hacked, affecting 836 subscribers. It took more than a month for the company to discover the breach. The hack exposed:

  • account PINs
  • full names
  • contact info
  • account and phone numbers
  • Social Security numbers
  • government ID
  • date of birth
  • account balances
  • T-Mobile internal codes

Last November, the company reached a $2.5 million settlement for a 2015 data breach. A 2021 data leak cost the carrier $500 million: $350 million in payouts to affected customers and another $150 million pledged to upgrade security through 2023.

The intrusion began on February 24 and lasted until March 30. The company sent a letter regarding the hack to affected customers. Account PINs, which customers use to swap out SIM cards and authorize other important changes to their accounts, were reset once T-Mobile discovered the breach on March 27.

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