American telecommunications giant T-Mobile Anoununced a data breach on its network, through which attackers gained access to a prepaid customer’s data.
T-Mobile US provides wireless voice, messaging, and data services in the United States. The company operates the third largest wireless network in the U.S market with over 84.2 million customers and annual revenues of $32 billion.
Cyber Criminals targeting the undisclosed number of T-Mobile prepaid wireless customers account.
There is no financial data involved with this data breach, including social security numbers, and no passwords were compromised.
T-mobile believes that the following set of data may have been accessed by cybercriminals.
- prepaid service account
- Billing address (If the customer added when the account was created)
- Phone number
- Account number
- Rate plan and features
- International calling feature
“Rate plan and features of your voice calling service are “customer proprietary network information” (“CPNI”) under FCC rules, which require we provide you notice of this incident.”
According to the T-Mobile statement ” 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. We truly regret that this incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.”
This is not the first time T-Mobile facing the data breach, Last year August hackers gained access to their internal network and stolen around 2 million customers’ sensitive data.
If you were a Prepaid T-Mobile customer, and did not receive a notification and would like to confirm if your information was impacted, T-Mobiel requests their customers to email [email protected].