The US mobile network operator company T-Mobile said on Friday that an ongoing investigation into a data breach showed that hackers had accessed the personal data of 5.3 million customers, while the total number of affected people hiked over 53 million.
According to the latest reports, the company revealed that it had identified the data which got stolen includes addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers of customers adding that they had no indication that the accessed data contained any financial information of any payment data like credit or debit cards.
The company was sued by some customers by saying that the cyberattack violated their privacy and exposed them to a higher risk of fraud or identity theft.
Cyberattacks are increasingly rising on a large scale and big corporations in the US are targeted by hackers who exploit weak user system privacy and security which resulted after work from home policies instituted by the company since the state of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The company said an investigation is going on and the issue will be resolved soon. This company also had six other data breaches in the past four years and is particularly vulnerable since the security is still not beefed up by the company.