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- T-Mobile recently suffered a data breach where hackers gained access to some users’ personal information, the company confirmed Friday.
- Stolen data included users’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and plan details. No financial information or social security numbers were compromised.
- The company did not clarify the extent of the breach or when it happened.
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T-Mobile suffered a data breach earlier this month in which hackers accessed people’s personal information, the company confirmed Friday.
A malicious third party gained access to users’ account information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and the type of cell phone plan they’re on, according to T-Mobile’s announcement.
Financial information like credit card numbers were not compromised, and neither were social security number, the company said.
A T-Mobile spokesperson told Business Insider that the breach affected T-Mobile prepaid accounts, and less than 1.5% of T-Mobile customers were impacted.
Am I affected by the T-Mobile data breach?
Only T-Mobile customers were affected, so if you use a different carrier, you’re safe.
FCC rules require that T-Mobile notify people who were affected by the breach, and T-Mobile said it will notify all affected users “shortly.” However, just because you didn’t receive a notification doesn’t mean you’re safe – T-Mobile notes that it may not have notified you if it doesn’t have your up-to-date contact information.
If you’re unsure whether you were affected, you can call 1-800-T-MOBILE to reach customer service.