US T-Mobile breach hits 53 million customers as probe finds wider impact

Reuters reports:

T-Mobile US Inc said on Friday, August 20, an ongoing investigation into a data breach revealed that hackers accessed personal information of an additional 5.3 million customers, bringing the total number of people affected to more than 53 million.

The third largest US wireless carrier had earlier this week said that personal data of more than 40 million former and prospective customers was stolen along with data from 7.8 million existing T-Mobile wireless customers.

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Will there be another update revealing even more impacted? When was the last time we saw, “On further investigation, we found that it was 5.3 million fewer customers than we originally thought?”

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