T-Mobile has come under attack by the hacker group Lapsus$. The group claims to have accessed the company’s data systems and obtained the personal information of thousands of customers, including names, phone numbers, social security numbers, addresses, and credit card information.
The group has threatened to release this sensitive data unless T-Mobile pays them one million dollars within 48 hours. Here’s what you need to know about this recent cyberattack on T-Mobile, including advice from T-Mobile about how to deal with the attack if your information has been compromised.
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of regulations that member states of the European Union must implement in order to protect the privacy of digital data. The regulation is also known as the EU Data Protection Regulation, Reg. No. As an operator outside of the EU, T-Mobile does not comply with these regulations and does not offer similar protections for its customers’ personal information. Customers should contact their carrier for information on how they may be impacted by this breach.
Additionally, US citizens have rights under the US Privacy Act of 1974, which guarantees certain rights including the right to access any record containing one’s own Social Security number or other unique identifier records held by a federal agency. To request such records under the Privacy Act please send your request via postal mail to
- Office of Information Policy
- U.S. Department of Justice
- 810 Seventh Street NW
- Washington DC 20530
What can happen if I don’t comply?
If you don’t comply with a ransomware attack, the cybercriminals will likely release your stolen data publicly or sell it to the highest bidder on the dark web. This could damage your reputation, cost you customers, and result in heavy fines if sensitive information is involved. In some cases, non-compliance can also lead to physical threats or violence.
What are my rights under GDPR?
If your personal data as part of the T-Mobile data breach, you have certain rights under GDPR. You have the right to access your personal data, the right to change or delete your personal data, and the right to file a complaint if you feel your rights have been violated. You also have the right to receive compensation if you suffer damages as a result of the data breach.
How do I register?
If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you may be wondering how the recent data breaches have affected you and what you can do to protect yourself. Here’s what you need to know.
- What has happened? The company experienced two separate security incidents on March 20th.
- Who was impacted? In total, about 3% of their customers were impacted – approximately 2 million people.
- What should I do if I’m one of those customers? There is no need for alarm or concern if you are not one of those customers, but there are steps that you can take to make sure your account is secure if it has been compromised by the breach.
When will this happen?
If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you may have been affected by a data breach. Lapsus$ is an extortion group that has been targeting T-Mobile customers, and they recently announced that they have acquired data on over two million customers. This includes customer names, phone numbers, addresses, and account numbers. While no financial information was stolen, this is still a serious breach of privacy.
Can I see all the personal information that you hold on me?
If you’re a T-Mobile customer, you may be wondering if your personal information is safe in light of the recent data breaches. The good news is that T-Mobile has stated that no customer information was stolen in the breach. However, it’s always a good idea to be proactive about your online security. Here are some steps you can take to protect your personal information from future attacks on T-Mobile:
- Change your password for your T-Mobile account
- Enable two-factor authentication on your account
- Use strong passwords
- Turn off WPS and remote administration
What if I want my information removed completely?
If you’re a T-Mobile customer and you’re concerned about your information being out there, you can take steps to protect yourself. First, change your password and security questions for any accounts that may have been affected. Next, keep an eye on your credit report and look for any unusual activity. If you see anything suspicious, report it to the credit bureau and your financial institution right away. Finally, consider placing a fraud alert on your credit file.