Data Breaches: Protecting Your Personal Information

Aug 29, 2018 Safety & Security

The hackers have hit a major company again. Learn what steps to take if your information is compromised during a data breach.

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T-Mobile faced a data breach on August 20, 2018, resulting in personal customer information to be stolen. Around two million T-Mobile subscribers were affected and had their names, zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, and account numbers taken from the database.

The company says crucial information, like social security numbers and financial data, were not compromised and all customers affected by the breach will receive a notification letting them know. While account passwords were not stolen either, it’s recommended to update your security information and login.

T-Mobile is encouraging people to reach out to customer support to discuss any concerns.

Here are some steps to take if you were affected by a data breach recently:

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