Information obtained from the hacker’s attack included names, dates of birth, and telephone numbers. Much of this data was considered sensitive, such as financial information and Social Security numbers. T-Mobile assured customers that their data had not been compromised in any way and that they would be taking additional steps to protect their information going forward.
As the extent of the data theft at T-Mobile became clear, consumers were outraged. The company has not been forthcoming about how extensive the data breach is, but it is estimated that over fifty million users may have had their personal information stolen. Although T-Mobile does not yet know who stole the data, they are doing everything in their power to find those responsible and make them pay for their actions.
The T-Mobile filing confirms that the company was aware of a breach in late December and did not disclose it until January 5. The company claims to have discovered the problem within a day and to have fixed it. It is unclear what information was stolen or how many customers were affected.
The hackers exploited an API in order to gain access to T-Mobile systems. The API allowed them to send automated requests to T-Mobile’s systems, which provided them with access to certain information.
It appears that Gizmodo was successfully compromised by a malicious actor, but the damage was limited and the company is still investigating. Even though this attack didn’t result in any data breaches or network infiltration, it’s important to be aware of what cyber attacks may occur in the future, and make sure your company is properly prepared.
The eight hacks into T-Mobile since 2018 suggests that the company is not doing enough to protect its networks and data. The latest attack, in 2022, showed that the company’s internal tools were vulnerable, which allowed a group of hackers known as Lapsus$ to access sensitive information and carry out SIM swaps. These hacks can have serious consequences for victims, as they could reset accounts or steal money or cryptocurrency. T-Mobile needs to do more to ensure that it is protected from these types of attacks and keep its customers safe.
If T-Mobile did not immediately respond to a request for comment, it could mean that the company is planning to launch its own version of Apple’s iPhone. With several Android phones in different price ranges and with its recent purchase of MetroPCS, T-Mobile