Wireless company T-Mobile suffered a data breach affecting more than 2 million of its 77 million customers. The breach resulted in the compromise of names, phone numbers, email addresses, as well as general account information, but not, according to the company, financial information.
T-Mobile’s cybersecurity team identified the breach on August 20th, and took steps to stop the “unauthorized data leak,” before alerting affected customers via text within days of the event. While T-Mobile initially claimed that passwords weren’t leaked, they’ve since revised that claim and suggested that customers change their passwords immediately.
This is the second time the company’s customer information has been breached, following the 2015 Experian hack, which compromised the Social Security numbers of roughly 15 million customers.
Read more about the breach here.