T-Mobile has announced a security incident to exposing customers’ proprietary network information, including phone numbers and call records, of this newly revealed security incident.
T-Mobile tells us that hackers did not expose to any names linked with the account like financial data, credit card information, social security numbers, passwords, PINs or physical or email addresses.
According to T-Mobile Cybersecurity team recently discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile account. t-mobile also immediately started an investigation, with assistance from leading cybersecurity forensics experts, to determine what happened and what information was involved And reported this matter to federal law enforcement and are now in the process of notifying impacted customers.
What Information Was Involved?
Customer proprietary network information (CPNI) as defined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules was accessed. The CPNI accessed may have included a phone number, number of lines subscribed to on your account and, in some cases, call-related information collected as part of the normal operation of your wireless service. As stated above, the data accessed did not include names on the account, physical or email addresses, financial data, credit card information, social security numbers, tax ID, passwords, or PINs. “T-Mobile”
That’s not anything, understanding you, given that said customer base newly jumped over the 100-million mark, perhaps relating to around 200,000 people across the nation. But it’s also not a disaster in any way similar to the utterly huge network outage from last summer.
It is not uncommon for threat actors to use stolen information for further targeted phishing campaigns that venture to steal sensitive data such as login names and passwords.