Unidentified Malicious Intruder Breached T-Mobile Network Stealing 37 Million Customer Data

BY Javed Baloch | 20/01/23 Images via Unsplash 

Scribbled Underline

The United States wireless carrier released a statement on Thursday admittin that an unknown malicious hacker breached the network and managed to steal sensitive data of 37 million customers.

The breach of the carrier network happened in November 2022. The intruder stole data that includes the addresses of customers, their phone numbers, and dates of birth among other personal information.

Reporting the breach to Security and Exchange Commission, T-Mobile revealed that the breach was only discovered this year on 5th January.

T-Mobile stated that the breach didn't include the leak of customers' passwords or PINs, as well as no breach of bank accounts and credit cards happened.

Social security numbers of US citizens and their information on other Government IDs were not part of the stolen data as per T-Mobile's internal investigations so far.

"Our Investigation is still ongoing, but the malicious activity appears to be fully contained this time." T-Mobile has stated.

Based in Bellevue Washington, T-Mobile network is one the United States' largest mobile service providers and has a user base of over 100 million.