Another T-Mobile Data Breach.
Exposed customer information is useful to malicious attackers.
T-Mobile representatives recently issued a statement regarding a data breach that occurred on August 20th. This data breach resulted in T-Mobile customer information being exposed. The exposed data includes: billing zip code, customer names and account numbers, account types, and e-mail addresses.
While on the surface this may seem like erroneous data, it is actually very useful data to attackers, especially malicious attackers who specialize in porting scams. Port-out scams involve an attacker transferring a users’ phone number to a different phone. This is often done in an effort to gain access to online accounts that are tied to a specific phone number.
If you are a T-Mobile customer, it is highly recommended that you closely monitor your account for unusual activity such as new phone hardware charges or new lines of service. Also, T-Mobile customers should be vigilant with monitoring for attempted phone number ports. The first indicator of a port-out event is when your phone stops having service and you’re unable to make calls or browse the Internet. T-Mobile customers can also call customer support to add a “porting pin” to help protect against potential porting activity.
With Rubica, you not only have protection for your devices, but you also have access to our cyber security concierge service. We are available to answer any cyber security questions you may have.