Hackers were able to gain access to customer information that included names, billing zip codes, email addresses, phone numbers and account data, the telecom company said on its website.
The hack attack took place on Monday, August 20, and while T-Mobile stresses that no financial data was taken, it concedes that it detected "unauthorized capture of some information".
Wireless carrier T-Mobile announced on Thursday that the personal information of 2 million customers may have been breached.
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The company is in the process of notifying customers affected by the breach. Even though no financial info or social security numbers were exposed in this particular breach, details like a person's name, phone number, and email address are still sensitive info. The company did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for further comment on the breach. If you don't receive a text from T-Mobile by day's end, you're likely in the clear.
If you have received one of these notifications, the letter says you should contact T-Mobile or Metro PCS right away by dialing 611 from your handset, or contact T-Mobile by any of the few methods for getting in contact. However, once the information is stolen there's very little that can be done. "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you", T-Mobile said.
T-Mobile is not aware of the identities of the hackers involved, and whether they are government- or criminal-affiliated.