T-mobile hacked : 2 Million Users data breached
T-Mobile reports that passwords may have also been stolen, though only in encrypted form.
Huge Telecom company, T-Mobile today affirmed that the telecom experienced a security breach on its US servers on August 20. Hackers has stolen personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers.
T-Mobile has stated that hackers may have stolen the customers’ name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and account type (prepaid or postpaid).
No financial information like credit or debit card details were accessed, as the company reported.
On a blog of this company this incident was published stating that our cybersecurity team has detected suspicious activity and taken shut down to fought off hackers.
Around 2 million users of T-Mobile have been affected as revealed by an employee of the company. All the affected users are being notified by means of text messages.
It is revealed that hacker accessed the T-mobile servers through an API which didn’t contain any financial or sensitive data. The telecom company shut downs its server immediately during the happening of this incident.
T-Mobile company informed law enforcement about this data breach and notifying its users via SMS, e-mail, or telephonic call.
“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,” T-Mobile said. “We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.”
Security researchers concluded that this company uses the MD5 algorithm to protect them, an algorithm which is considered to be unsafe since 2012.
The company has recently working to build its newtork nationwide. They are working to launch 5G network nationwide by the year 2020.
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