Hackers get into T-Mobile's network and steal data of 37 million customers

January 20, 2023  17:44

T-Mobile, a mobile operator in the U.S., reported a hack of the company's network that resulted in criminals stealing the data of 37 million subscribers.

The company said that during the November 2022 attack, hackers stole customer data, including names, billing, and email addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, T-Mobile account numbers, and information describing their carrier type.

T-Mobile said the hack did not reveal customers' Social Security numbers, credit card information, government identification numbers, passwords, PINs, or financial information, CNN reported.

However, according to the source, criminals could combine that information with stolen or other publicly available information to steal people's identities or money. T-Mobile said it is working with law enforcement and has begun notifying customers whose data may have been stolen.

How will T-Mobile rectify the situation?

The wireless carrier did not specify what it could do to remedy the situation. The company only noted that it may have to incur significant costs as a result of the hacking attack, although it does not expect those costs to have a significant impact on the company's bottom line.

The company also said that upon learning of the hack, it hired a cybersecurity team to investigate the incident, which was able to determine the source of the attack and stopped it a day later.

According to them, protecting their customers' data remains a priority. They will continue to invest heavily in strengthening their cybersecurity program.

T-Mobile has more than 110 million subscribers in the U.S.

Other attacks in the U.S.

Earlier, Russian and Belarusian hackers announced that they hacked into the U.S. Internal Revenue Service system and stole 198 million lines of data. The leader of the pro-Russian hacker group Killnet said that the attack was carried out by Killnet hackers and supporters of the Belarusian association Infinity Hackers BY.

The hackers said they would release 198 million lines of data stolen from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service database if the U.S. took one more step toward the borders of the fraternal nations of Russia and Belarus.

Hackers gained access to the internal US Internal Revenue Service database through the corporate network of a US government agency logistics officer. The said employee became a phishing victim when he clicked on a malicious hyperlink while watching porn on the Internet.

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