In August of 2021, T-Mobile was targeted by a malicious cyberattack on its servers. According to their official reports, this attack compromised the data of millions of their current customers, former customers, and even prospective customers. While this recent breach did not expose any of their customer's financial information, such as their credit card information, debit, or other payment information, it did, however, expose the names, addresses, dates of birth, SSNs, and driver's license/ID information of many T-Mobile customers.
Unfortunately, T-Mobile would appear to have a track record of leaving its customers exposed to dangers like their most recent attack. Not only is it devastating to learn your personal data may have been exposed, but the potential risks of identity theft could turn your life upside down for years to come. At Morgan & Morgan, we have a proven track record of helping victims like you get the justice you deserve after a preventable data breach has left you exposed. To learn more about how we can help you, fill out our free no-obligation case review form today to have an attorney contact you.
Has This Happened Before?
Many major companies have experienced significant data breaches due to a lack of security measures. T- Mobile has been no stranger to these kinds of breaches from hackers. The latest in the series of hacks on the company's customer data comes on the heels of numerous other attacks—one in 2018, another in 2019, and two in 2020—coming to a grand total of five breaches in the last four years. However, it is important to note that the most recent data breach is the largest in its history. According to numbers released by the mobile giant, the breach has affected at least 47 million current and former T-Mobile customers.
T- Mobile Data Breach Timeline
Below is a complete and comprehensive timeline of the last five data breaches T-Mobile has experienced in the previous four years.
2018 - August
In 2018, during the T-Mobile and Sprint merge, about 2 million customers experienced what the company called an "unauthorized capture of data." While no financial data was breached, customers' personal information such as names, addresses, and birthdates were compromised.
2019 - November
In November of 2019, T- Mobile confirmed an incident that affected some of its prepaid customers in the United States. Those who were affected had received a text and a posted notice explaining that the cybersecurity team at T- Mobile had "discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some of the information related to your T- Mobile prepaid wireless account."
2020 - March & December
In March of 2020, the cyberattack happened through the company's email vendor, which affected some customers and even their own employees. According to T-Mobile, the illegally accessed information may have included names, phone numbers, addresses, account numbers, rate plans and features, and billing information. For some individuals, their social security numbers, government identification numbers, and financial account information may also have been compromised. In December of the same year, customer proprietary network information was leaked. A spokesperson for T-Mobile said another breach had affected 0.2 percent of all T-Mobile customers, roughly 200,00 people.
2021 - August
This past August, it was confirmed that T- Mobile's systems were subject to a cyberattack that compromised the data of over 47 million current, previous, and prospective customers. Breached information includes names, addresses, social security numbers, birthdays, and driver's licenses or state ID numbers.
Was I Affected by the Most Recent Hack?
Unfortunately, if you were or are an account holder at T- Mobile, there is a possibility that your information may have been compromised in this most recent data breach. To learn more, we advise that you contact T- Mobile to inquire about your account. If your personal information was accessed, the mobile giant is currently offering two years of McAfee subscriptions for all their customers as well as providing a web page with resources to help your information stay protected.
Should I Hire an Attorney?
While hiring an attorney for a personal lawsuit can be helpful to grasp the situation fully, because T-Mobile is a large corporation, these smaller kinds of cases may not lead any headway. In addition, for those who signed up for T-Mobile's services, unless you have opted out of their mandatory arbitration clause, as stated in their terms and conditions, within 30 days of signing a contract, your lawsuit will be turned down. We highly recommend you join our mass arbitration against T- Mobile to increase your odds of proper compensation. Joining a mass arbitration allows the voices of those single individuals to join together and become a powerful force against giant corporations like T-Mobile.
Contact Our Mass Arbitration Attorney Today
If you believe you or someone you know has been affected by the latest T-Mobile data breach, do not hesitate to contact our attorney's office. You should never have to worry about whether or not your personal information is at risk when signing up for a mobile service. Fortunately, when these breaches happen, our firm is prepared to help victims like you fight back against the negligent actions of these giant corporations. To learn more about how you can join our mass arbitration against T-Mobile, fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form today, and an attorney will be in touch.
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