TMobile, a US telecom provider, disclosed on Thursday. That a recent attack affected the data of 37 million of its customers.
In a complaint with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company said that it learned on January 5 that a “bad actor”. The “bad actor” had accessed its computer system and was secretly taking data.
The company claimed that after locating the hack’s origin. It was rectified within 24 hours and believes the remainder of its systems were unaffected.
Later, the business came to the conclusion that the attack probably started around November 25.
Names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, and account numbers of T-Mobile customers are among the information stolen.
According to the business, it excludes passwords, tax information, bank account, or social security numbers.
This incident did not directly put customer accounts or financial security in danger. According to the corporation controlled by Deutsche Telekom.
An internal investigation is currently ongoing, and impacted customers will be notified.
T-Mobile warned that “we may incur high costs due to this occurrence.”
After another incident in 2021 that damaged the data of 76.6 million US citizens, the most recent hack occurred. The business committed last summer to spend $150 million on cybersecurity and data protection in 2022 and 2023. In addition to paying $350 million to resolve class action lawsuits brought by plaintiffs.