Hackers who recently breached telecom giant T-Mobile managed to steal a bevy of personal data including Social Security Numbers, T-Mobile confirmed in an announcement on Wednesday .
The news corroborates some of what a hacker linked to the theft previously said when Motherboard broke news of the breach on Sunday , and signals the severity of T-Mobile's latest data exposure . The announcement says that the breach impacted 7.8 million current postpaid customers and 40 million former or prospective customers who applied for credit with the company.
"Some of the data accessed did include customers’ first and last names, date of birth, SSN, and driver’s license/ID information for a subset of current and former postpay customers and prospective T-Mobile customers," the announcement reads.
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