T-Mobile: hackers got data on 7.8 million customers

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New York (AFP) – Wireless carrier T-Mobile said Wednesday that hackers accessed sensitive personal information from 7.8 million customers, with an estimated 40 million former or prospective customers also impacted. The stolen data included social security and driver’s license numbers, which could be used for identity theft, T-Mobile acknowledged while indicating that no passwords or financial information was accessed. “Our preliminary analysis is that approximately 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid customer accounts’ information appears to be contained in the stolen files, as well as just …

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