T-Mobile is hacked, user data is stolen, and awards $350 millions USD in compensation to its customers

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By Veny West // NewsBreak

One of the mobile phone operators discovered that more than 37 million customers suffered information leaks after a hack to their databases. The discovery was made in early January.

T-Mobile assured the Securities and Exchange Commission that they are investigating the API (Application Programming Interface) hack, but that everything is “below normal”.

According to the company, the API contained personal information such as name, address, phone number, and birthday, but not information such as credit cards, SSNs, or any other bank details.

This is the second hack that T-Mobile has suffered, which led them to implement enhanced security measures for all their computer systems, however, these measures are still not being noticed, as hacks and information leaks continue to occur.

The cyberattack began on or around November 25, however, it wasn't until January 5 that the company learned of the attack and they confirmed that they stopped the information leak until then.

Previously, the company would have received a class action lawsuit after revealing that in August 2021 they would have been hacked, an attack where they would have extracted more sensitive data such as the social security number of more than 80 million customers.

The $350 million that T-Mobile set aside as compensation was an agreement that admits no fault, fault, or liability to the company.

In the agreement presented in mid-2022, T-Mobile would allocate $150 million by 2023, with the aim of strengthening the data protection of its customers.


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