There was a huge hacker attack in the US T-Mobile. The operator reported that cybercriminals broke into its network and stole the data of 37 million customers. This includes information such as addresses, telephone numbers and dates of birth.
T-Mobile reported that the attack was detected on January 5. He added that the data exposed to theft did not include passwords, PIN codes, social security numbers or information on bank accounts or credit cards.
“Our investigation is still ongoing, but the malicious activity appears to be fully contained at this time,” the operator said.
The investigation found that the data was first accessed on or around November 25 last year. T-Mobile said it had notified law enforcement and federal agencies of the attack.
Another attack on T-Mobile
The company has been attacked several times in recent years. In August 2021, data such as social security numbers and driver’s license information were stolen. Almost 80 million inhabitants were affected USA. The company also disclosed data breaches in January 2021, November 2019 and August 2018.
The operator emphasized that it does not expect the latest data breach to have a significant impact on its operations. But according to analysts, the latest attack raises questions about cyber governance, could alienate customers and attract the attention of the Federal Communications Commission and other regulators.
“While these cybersecurity breaches may not be systemic in nature, their incidence at T-Mobile is alarming compared to other telecommunications companies,” said Neil Mack, an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.
T-Mobile has become one of the largest mobile operators in the US after purchasing rival Sprint in 2020. It has over 102 million customers.
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