T-Mobile US announced it had experienced a data breach. Furthermore, the corporation announced that it is examining the deadly cyber-attack on its computer systems. An online site informed the mobile company about the attack. However, the cyber security team’s tireless efforts paid off. They were able to close all breaches. Specifically, it included access points that allowed unauthorized access to the company’s computers.
T-Mobile Stolen Data
Moreover, cybercrooks targeted the clients’ information details. According to management, they stole DOB, their identity, and drivers’ license numbers. It happened for both current and former consumers who used post-pay services. They were unable to determine whether they stole clients’ information on their finance. Financial details include credit card, debit card, and payment information containing around 7.8 million current client records.
Expert’s Status of T-Mobile securing Experts view
Cyber security specialists criticized the ongoing attacks made against T-world. Including all other business organizations around the world. “For businesses throughout the world, this has become all too common. Companies must act quickly to prevent security breaches, but they cannot do so on their own. (…). According to Ric Longenecker, CISO of Open Systems, “recent attacks simply emphasize the need for a concerted effort to tackle the danger posed by hackers.”
The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Report on T-Mobile
An FCC spokeswoman told Reuters that firms have a responsibility to protect their consumers’ details. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in full knowledge of hacking reports affecting T-Mobile customers. They are doing investigation.
T-Mobile’s Exposure Status
As Motherboard initially revealed on Sunday, the Malevolent hacker sold a chunk of data for a 6 Bitcoin. It included sensitive data such as social security numbers, driver permit information, and single mobile device identifiers. At present, the statements of the official company neither confirm nor deny the leakage of IMEI numbers.
Role of Cyber Security Policies at T-Mobile
According to Valavanis, T-Mobile has been hacked six times in the last four years. It is not due to the company’s mistakes. Cybercrime, according to experts, is long overdue and needs government to intervene. It is not over yet, and it is not going to end nicely. At the policy level, it is wise to deal with cybercrime.
Techniques used by Cybercriminals
First, we all know that T-Mobile customers are techy. Secondly, they know more about names, SSNs, addresses, and IMEIs. Therefore, it is easier for scammers to design phishing emails. Additionally, such email will allow the scammers to convince consumers to supply credit card information. Moreover, Scammers may also send text messages or make phone calls in addition to email.
According to the organization, it is taking immediate actions to protect all affected clients. Consequently, all T-Mobile postpaid customers should change their PIN as soon as possible. Furthermore, they can go online to their T-Mobile account. Additionally, they can do a call to our Customer Care team at 611 on their phone. This week, there is a launch of an online page. Moreover, it will be one-stop information and solutions to assist clients in taking further security precautions. Finally, McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service is offering two years of identity theft protection.