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T-Mobile customers file class action lawsuits

T-Mobile _ NWIDAWe’re now up to 53 million T-Mobile customers whose personal information may have been compromised and, with no great surprise, T-Mo has been served with a pair of class-action lawsuits.

The lawsuits accuse T-Mobile of violating the California Consumer Privacy Act which allows any Californian the right to see all the information a company has saved on them, as well as a list of all the third parties that data is shared with. One also accuses T-Mobile of violating the Washington State Consumer Protection Act for having poor data security.

According to the lawsuit Espanoza v. T-Mobile USA Inc., the plaintiffs contend their identities are at risk because of neglect on the part of T-Mobile. 

T-Mobile does not believe that customers had their financial information, credit card information, debit, or other payment information stolen in the attack.

T-Mobile reset the PINs associated with these accounts and is offering protection services like McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service and Account Takeover Protection capabilities for all customers.

“We are continuing to take action to protect everyone at risk from this cyberattack, including those additional persons we recently identified,” the company said in a statement. “We have sent communications to millions of customers and other affected individuals and are providing support in various ways.”

T-Mobile originally became aware of the data breach after hackers posted in an underground forum.

The seller of the information is asking for six bitcoins, for 30 million social security numbers and driver’s licenses, according to Motherboard. The seller is privately offering the rest of the breached information.


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