Wireless Provider Hacked via Supplier

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 03:01 PM gHale

A server operated by a T-Mobile supplier suffered a breach and attackers gained access to a file containing names, addresses, social security numbers and driver’s license numbers.

According to the letter sent to customers, officials found the breach in November. The company believes the attackers were after credit card numbers, but the information was not on the compromised file.

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On the other hand, since the information obtained by the hackers could end up used in inappropriate ways, affected individuals will get free identity protection services from Experian for one year.

The supplier whose systems suffered the breach took measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

The exact number of those suffering from the breach was not immediately available. T-Mobile reported the incident to the California Attorney General.

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