T-Mobile Hacked, Data Includes SSN's, Drivers License Numbers For More Than 56 Million People
August 18th, 2021: T-Mobile revealed this week that hackers breached its internal servers and may have stolen sensitive consumer information. The disclosure came after the news outlet “Motherboard” reported that a forum post was advertising a massive trove of data for sale, including personal information of over 45 million people from T-Mobile servers.
T-Mobile said in a statement Tuesday that the information of 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid users, as well as 40 million records of former or prospective customers who had applied for credit with T-Mobile were compromised. The information compromised includes customer first & last names, date of birth, Social Security Numbers, and drivers license/ID information.
If Affected You Could Be Eligible For Up To $750 In Compensation
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, any business of this size that has been a victim of a data breach must notify affected consumers “most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay”. If you are a current or former T-Mobile customer, have applied to T-Mobile for credit in the past, or have received a breach notification letter from T-Mobile, contact us right away. An example of a breach notification text from T-Mobile can be seen here.
You could be eligible for financial compensation under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) or other consumer protection statutes. T-Mobile had a duty to safeguard your financial information, and clearly failed to do so. The California Consumer Privacy Act provides for statutory damages to consumers affected by data breaches of up to $750 per consumer per incident, as well as credit monitoring and other compensation.
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