[H]ardOCP: T-Mobile Suffers Security Breach That May Affect Millions

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T-Mobile's letter didn't say what the hackers' motivation might have been.

If you have questions about this incident or your account, please contact Customer Care at your convenience.

A spokesperson speaking to Motherboard said the breach affected "about" or "slightly less than" three percent of its 77 million customers.

There is not much information being published by the telecommunications firm yet, as the breach investigation is still on-going.

The wireless carrier said its cybersecurity team discovered the unauthorized access Monday and reported it to authorities. But it's still serious business and how a company handles the situation tells you a lot about how much they value you and your business (*cough* Equifax *cough*).

The situation could have certainly turned out worse, at least judging by how long it usually takes for companies to deal with breaches. The exposed data includes names, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number and account type, which would be enough for hackers to launch successful phishing attacks. However, details like name, email, address and similar might be used for credential stuffing, bringing more concerns.

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T-Mobile did not specify whether it knew who was behind the intrusion.

According to the company, not all users might get the message straight away.

T-Mobile and MetroPCS are warning their customers of a potential security breach.

Another day, another hack, as an unfortunate 2018 trend continues. Several other companies were affected by the similar data security issues.

If you're among the customers whose personal data were compromised in this breach, even though the carrier claims no passwords were impacted, it's still a good idea to change yours.

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