Mobile experienced a data breach on August 20

US-based wireless network operator T-Mobile was hit by a data leak in which the personal information of millions of its users, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses and account numbers, were exposed to hackers, the company has revealed.

The company reported that it sent out emails, text messages and letters to those who are affected.

A representative from T-Mobile did not respond immediately to a request for comment. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can dial 611, use two-way messaging on MyT-Mobile.com, the T-Mobile App, or iMessage through Apple Business Chat.

T-Mobile's cybersecurity team learned of the incident on August 20 and shut down the unauthorized access.

The company's security team shut down the intrusion, and financial information such as credit card and Social Security numbers was not exposed.

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Another day, another breach. "T-Mobile serves as a laudable example of a prompt incident response", says High-Tech Bridge, CEO, Ilia Kolochenko.

The breach at T-Mobile comes a few months after a security researcher discovered a vulnerability in the carrier's website that enabled anyone with valid phone numbers to retrieve associated customer details.

Users caught up in the breach would be contacted with further instructions, T-Mobile said, though the company didn't say how or when that would happen. "We truly regret that this incident occurred and are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you", T-Mobile said.

T-Mobile reiterated it has safeguards in place to prevent unauthorised access but did not say if it would be making any major changes to its systems.

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