T-Mobile and MetroPCS users got their personal data hacked, and there isn't much to be done

T-Mobile and MetroPCS users got their personal data hacked, and there isn't much to be done
T-Mobile got to the airwaves to announce that on Monday, August 20th, the company had to deal with a hacking attack from abroad that left personal details of about 2 million customers in a vulnerable state. 

Fret not, though, as your more sensitive (and more secured) info like Social Security numbers, account passwords, or any financial details, were not accessed. The compromised data, however, listed customers' names, the associated billing zip codes, and phone numbers, email addresses, account types and numbers, and so on - still pretty unpleasant to have to deal with.

In T-Mobile's statement about the hack, the carrier clarifies that those who were affected are being promptly notified with a text, like the one you see here. Although no hard numbers on the number of compromised users are given in the statement, T-Mobile answered an info request saying that less than 3% of its 77 million customers have been affected, or roughly 2 million people.


If you never got a text like this one, you needn't worry but can contact T-Mobile on its 611 service number, just in case, not that you will have many useful options to react post factum:


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9 Comments

1. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

I would deal with that Login Password change 'recommendation.' Other than that... no biggie.

2. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

they didn't really get anything useful, u can get someones name, phone number, and address from a phonebook

5. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

From a what-now? What is a 'phonebook'?

6. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

white pages telephone directory...

8. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

He could be a millennial.

9. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

A millennial should definitely know what a phone-book is.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

A telephone directory aka yellow pages.

3. Brian123

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2018

Hello to all who may read this,first I'm going to say that don't believe what t mobile & metro PC's are saying about our ssn# etc wasn't hacked that's what their supposed to tell us b/c they know if they were to say it they would lose business,I'm only saying this b/c I have life lock & it notified me that things were trying to be done in my name 2 days in a row.

4. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

I haven't got anything so far!

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