News and Updates on Information Technology

United States – T-Mobile

Exploit: Hacking
T-Mobile: Mobile Device Network Provider 

Risk to Small Business: 2.383 = Severe

T-Mobile has found itself embroiled in a “malicious hacking incident” that has resulted in data exposure for an estimated 200,000 clients. The company said in a statement that Customer proprietary network information (CPNI) was accessed and may have included phone numbers, the number of lines on the account and call-related information.

Individual Risk: 2.280 = Severe

T-Mobile maintains that only a small fraction of its clients were impacted in the incident, and the company has sent text messages to the affected account holders. T-Mobile customers should be cautious about potential phishing attempts through text or email using this data.

Customers Impacted: 200,000 estimated

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: It’s not all ransomware these days – good old-fashioned hacking is still a risk that every business faces. When information like this makes its way to the Dark Web, it makes hackers’ jobs easier.