Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20th

Laverne Mann
August 25, 2018

Credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and social security numbers were not involved.

T-Mobile US has fallen victim to a data breach, the company confirmed in a brief note on its website.

T-Mobile's cybersecurity team learned of the incident on August 20 and shut down the unauthorized access.

T-Mobile has revealed it recently discovered that an unauthorized party had accessed some customers' personal data.

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.

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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. The company did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for further comment on the breach.

If you're among the customers whose personal data were compromised in this breach, even though the carrier claims no passwords were impacted, it's still a good idea to change yours.

T-Mobile today confirmed that it was affected by a security breach. T-Mobile reported 75.62 million customers at the end of Q2 2018.

"We take the security of your information very seriously and have a number of safeguards in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access", the company added. "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused".

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