T-Mobile US investigation opens into cyberattack

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18 Aug - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday an ongoing investigation into a cyberattack on its systems revealed that some personal data of about 7.8 million of its current postpaid customers were compromised.

The company was aware of the attack late last week, it said in a statement, after an online forum claimed that personal data of its users were leaked.

Also data from about 850,000 prospective customers and more than 40 million records of former or prepaid customers were stolen, T-Mobile said.

The breached data included customer's first and last names, date of birth, social security numbers and driver's license information, it said, but there was no indication that their financial details were compromised.

The telecom operator had acknowledged the data breach on Monday and said that it was confident the entry point used to access the data had been closed.