It’s not new if any IT system gets attacked by ransomware. We have recently witnessed the Pegasus case. Again, we confronted another security breach, and this time T-Mobile, a big Telecommunication Company around the world.
Their official website has confirmed the news on 17th August 2021 and provided some of the latest information on the event. According to the site,
40 million customer data has been compromised but they are not sure if their customers’ financial data is at risk or not.
They have confirmed 7.8 million current customer accounts and 40 million records have been accessed by the bad actor. The stolen data includes driver’s license, first names, last names but there is no indication about the threat of personal financial information.
Our preliminary analysis is that approximately 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid customer accounts’ information appears to be contained in the stolen files, as well as just over 40 million records of former or prospective customers who had previously applied for credit with T-Mobile. Importantly, no phone numbers, account numbers, PINs, passwords, or financial information were compromised in any of these files of customers or prospective customers
The company has named it a “Highly sophisticated cyber attack”. They have also confirmed that there is no indication the stolen files include any customer financial information, credit card information, debit, or other payment information.
Personal information has been the target of all the cyber attacking groups. This US-based company is investigating the measurement of damage. So, they have already closed all the access points that are thought to be illegal entry points to the server.
We take our customers’ protection very seriously and we will continue to work around the clock on this forensic investigation to ensure we are taking care of our customers in light of this malicious attack. While our investigation is ongoing, we wanted to share these initial findings even as we may learn additional facts through our investigation that cause the details above to change or evolve
Recently the USA’s largest fuel pipeline, Colonial Pipeline, was under the biggest cyber attack. This causes much concern to the government authorities. So, the law against cybersecurity attacks has been passed.
In consequence of this, a $100 million fund and new director office would be established that will take charge of the cybersecurity attack. This is not the first time being attacked by cybercriminals. In 2019, T-Mobile was attacked but no financial information was breached.