A recent T-Mobile data breach compromised the information of more than 50 million people, including some who are not or have never been customers. The 21-year-old hacker who says he is responsible for the attack has already wall street journal Security is called “terrible,” as current CEO Mike Sivert says.
Sievert said he is taking the time to inform us because the breach has been contained and the investigation is “substantially complete”. “Keeping our customers’ data safe is a responsibility we take very seriously, and preventing these types of events from occurring has always been our top priority,” he writes.
While it’s true that these attacks happen to many companies, it’s hard to take the statement seriously when T-Mobile has suffered at least five breaches since 2018. This includes two cases in 2020 and one each in 2018 and 2019.
To address this, T-Mobile is working with consultants from cybersecurity firm Mandiant and KPMG to bolster the situation. Will that end this nonsensical chain of unrest? No one knows, but that’s more than the “sorry for any inconvenience” message announced after some past breaches and, of course, all subscribers get a free year of Apple TV Plus. Unfortunately, it only happens after hackers use enough IMEI/IMSI, driver’s license and social security data to steal your identity and phone number at will for years to come.