July 20, 2019
National Business Latest News | Hospital Clash | Bangor Metro | Maine's Loons | Today's Paper

T-Mobile says hackers made off with 2 million users’ personal data

Martin Meissner | AP
Martin Meissner | AP
The company's logo sits in front of the headquarters of Deutsche Telekom in Bonn, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

The nation’s third-largest wireless carrier said late Thursday that it had discovered a data breach affecting some of its customers’ account information.

No financial data was stolen in the incident, the company said, but some personal details such as customer names, email addresses, phone numbers and account numbers may have been compromised.

In a statement on its website, T-Mobile said it uncovered the hack on Monday. The company “promptly reported it to authorities” and shut down the attack.

Affected T-Mobile customers are being notified directly by the company by a text message.

About 3 percent of T-Mobile’s 77 million customers were affected, the company said in a statement to The Washington Post. That translates to roughly 2 million customers.


Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like