Making Sense of the T-Mobile Hack

Making Sense of the T-Mobile Hack

T-Mobile has recently been hacked, affecting 53 million current customers and even more former customers of the network. However, few people know if they have been hacked because T-Mobile is not telling any customers, current or former. 

T-Mobile is the second largest wireless network in the world, behind Verizon. A recent report from Statista estimated that T-Mobile has 104.8 million users. Because of this, it makes them a major target for hackers who are trying to get personal information including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers. 

Although T-Mobile is a large company, they have not responded comprehensively to this problem. While T-Mobile has changed customers passwords, they have not yet contacted customers to inform them if their accounts have been compromised. Due to this lack of support from T-Mobile, lots of customers have turned to social media sites for information. This could be bad for T-Mobile, as customers may respond to their inaction by moving to another internet provider such as Verizon or AT&T.   

For people who have been affected by the T-Mobile hack, there are a few things that can be done to help prevent further harm. Some of these actions include freezing credit cards, checking credit scores, and contacting agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Social Security Fraud Hotline. These actions can help protect from personal information being leaked. When dealing with matters as serious as people’s personal informationit’s better to be safe than sorry