How hackers stole the personal data of 37 million T-Mobile customers
January 24, 2023
"These attacks will keep happening until organizations commit to reduce and ultimately eliminate data silos and copy-based data integration in order to establish a foundation of control,” said Dan DeMers, CEO and co-founder of Cinchy. “In practice, what we’re talking about is a fundamental shift where CTOs, CIOs, CDOs, data architects, and application developers start to decouple data from applications and other silos to establish ‘zero copy’ data ecosystems."
T-Mobile and millions of its customers have been the victims of another data breach — this one apparently carried out by hackers who knew how to exploit an application programing interface used by the carrier.
On Jan. 19, T-Mobile revealed the breach in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, noting that the impacted API provided the hackers with names, billing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers, and plan features for 37 million current postpaid and prepaid customers.