T-Mobile Says Hacker Stole Data for 37 Million Customers

(Bloomberg) -- T-Mobile US Inc. said a hacker obtained data for 37 million customer accounts, though it didn’t include payment information, passwords or other sensitive

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provider said in a federal filing it discovered the hack on Jan. 5 and was able to trace the source and stop it within a day.  The investigation is still ongoing, the

company said, but the culprit appeared to obtain the information through a single entry point serving customer data, and doesn’t appear to have breached the company’s systems or

network. The data stolen includes the names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of customers, along with their account numbers and plan details, the company said, adding

that credit cards, passwords and Social Security numbers were not accessed. Even without these sensitive data, hackers may still be able to target individual customers for theft,

or breach other accounts. All of the information stolen “is the type widely available in marketing databases or directories,” T-Mobile said in a statement to

customers.  “Based on our investigation to date, customer accounts and finances were not put at risk directly by this event,” T-Mobile said in the filing with the US

Securities and Exchange Commission.