T-Mobile affirms data breach involving, current, former customers

The personal information of more than 50 million current and former T-Mobile wireless customers was compromised in a massive data breach, the company said this week. The affirmation comes after a reporter with the website Motherboard spotted posts on a so-called “Dark Web” marketplace that offered batches of the data for sale. In a statement published on Wednesday, T-Mobile said names, addresses, dates of birth, driver’s license information and Social Security Numbers of its current and former customers were included in the breached data. T-Mobile said the customer data was mostly connected to current and former customers who applied for various credit products through T-Mobile. The company is known to run credit background checks on customers who want to purchase certain devices, like expensive smartphones, on installment; some other customers are asked to undergo a credit check in order to … Read more