Mobile is notifying some customers about a recent security breach

T-Mobile says hackers may have stolen 2 million users' personal data

No financial data was stolen in the incident, the company said, but some personal details such as customer names, email addresses, phone numbers and account numbers may have been compromised.

The breach occurred August 20 when the companies cyber-security team discovered the hackers and shut down access to sensitive data.

T-Mobile said the hacker (or hackers) did not gain access to passwords, social security numbers, or any financial information.

T-Mobile revealed that hackers may have stolen personal information on some of its customers. One or more of the following pieces of personal information have been potentially compromised: name, billing zip code, phone number, email address, account number, and whether the account is prepaid or postpaid. T-Mobile has begun sending notifications out to customers affected by the breach "out of an abundance of caution".

The spokesperson told Motherboard that hackers from an global group accessed company servers using an API.

In the announcement late Thursday night, the company claimed it would "shortly" be sending texts to customers who were affected.

Data breaches are always a serious issue. The T-Mobile website once allowed anyone with your phone number to access your account.

The alert doesn't mention the number of subscribers involved but this is being reported by Motherboard as just shy of 3%, or around 2.26 million accounts.

The telco company is redirecting all anxious customers to its customer care service available via phone call, its official website, or Apple iMessage and Business Chat.

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