Over a million T-Mobile customers have been affected following a data breach conducted by a cyber criminal.
The telecoms company confirmed last weekend that the malicious actor had obtained personal data, although financial data and passwords were not stolen.
In it’s disclosure notice, T-Mobile confirmed it had discovered and shut down the unauthorised access and had reported the incident to authorities.
Even if passwords or financial data have not been stolen, it is still possible for criminals to use personal data steal identities and gain access to accounts. It’s important to remain aware of potential phishing scams following data breaches.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.