T-Mobile discovers security breach, may have affected over 2 million users' data

The cyber-security team found and shut down unauthorized access to certain information on 20 August.

T-Mobile US Inc and its unit Metro PCS informed customers on Thursday about a potential security breach that was discovered and shut down by the company.

The cyber-security team found and shut down unauthorized access to certain information on 20 August, and reported the matter to authorities, T-Mobile said in a statement on its website.

A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A sign for a T-Mobile store is seen in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

No financial data, social security numbers or passwords were compromised, but other personal information like name, email-id, phone number, zip code, account number or type (postpaid or prepaid) may have been exposed, the company said.

No financial data, social security numbers or passwords were compromised, but other personal information like name, email-id, phone number, zip code, account number or type (postpaid or prepaid) may have been exposed, the company said.

About 3 percent of T-mobile's 77 million customers could have been affected, a company spokesperson told technology news website Motherboard.

T-Mobile did not respond to Reuters request for comment outside regular business hours.





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