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08 Jan 2014

Supplier Server Breach Threatens Customers of T-Mobile

An attack on the server of a T-Mobile supplier compromised data of an unknown number of the US mobile company’s customers, according to SC Magazine.

The names, addresses, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers of an unknown number of T-Mobile customers have been exposed. The incident was discovered in late November and made public Dec. 30 on the California data breach notification website.

“Although we believe the primary goal of the access was to obtain credit card numbers (which were not included in the file), the information that was accessible could also potentially be misused,” the company said in a notice to its customers.

The company also offered clients a year of free credit monitoring service and identity theft protection.