Mobile says hackers made off with 2 million users’ personal data

T-Mobile chief executive John Legere addresses the audience at an event on Aug. 15 in Charleston S.C

Email addresses were among the personal data points stolen by hackers in a breach of T-Mobile. Nothing with regard to financial information such as social security cards or banking info is said to have been lost.

It didn't say when the "unauthorized capture" first happened.

T-Mobile could not be immediately reached for comment.

The wireless carrier announced Friday their cybersecurity team had discovered and shut down an unauthorized source's access to information on August 20.

Another day, another breach.

T-Mobile insisted that passwords were not compromised, however, as they were encrypted.

The breach affected about 3 percent of T-Mobile's 77 million customers, it said.

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T-Mobile isn't really saying a great deal about the incident other than trying to downplay its severity and impressing on customers that it acted quickly to stop the attack.

T-Mobile customers are the victim of yet another hack, this one following a major breach the wireless carrier revealed in late 2015.

According to T-Mobile, it has notified its affected customers, so those who do not receive a notification are not believed to have been involved in the breach.

If you have questions about this incident or your account, please contact Customer Care at your convenience.

The company also affirmed that it has security measures in place to protect customer information from unauthorized access, though they provided no specifics on the details of those safeguards.

A detailed article in Motherboard noted T-Mobile believes the hack was conducted by "an worldwide group" that accessed company servers through an API that "didn't contain any financial data or other very sensitive data".

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