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T-Mobile informs customers of yet another data breach

T-mobile has suffered another data breach after a malicious party obtained "limited types of information" on user accounts.

On Thursday, T-Mobile posted a statement to its site that it was in the process of "informing impacted customers...that a bad actor used a single Application Programming Interface (or API) to obtain limited types of information on their accounts."

T-Mobile assures customers that it shut the attack down within 24 hours as soon as it identified the issue.

"Our systems and policies prevented the most sensitive types of customer information from being accessed, and as a result, customer accounts and finances should not be put at risk directly by this event," the statement reads. "There is also no evidence that the bad actor breached or compromised T-Mobile's network or systems."

According to the company, no passwords, payment information, social security numbers, or government-issued ID numbers were compromised. However, basic information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and account numbers was obtained.

In August 2021, T-Mobile suffered a data breach that affected 47.8 million customer accounts.

In July 2022, T-Mobile has proposed a settlement of $500 million to end a class-action lawsuit following the August 2021 customer data breach.