Massachusetts’ legal professional normal mentioned on Tuesday she’s going to examine the cyberattack towards T-Cellular that uncovered private data of greater than 53 million folks.
Maura Healey, the legal professional normal, introduced the probe after the third-largest US wi-fi provider disclosed the breach on August 16.
The breach uncovered names, birthdays, social safety numbers, driver’s license data, PIN numbers, and different information belonging to an estimated 13.1 million present and 40 million former and potential T-Mobile prospects.
It was one among many cyberattacks in recent times throughout a number of industries, affecting banks, fuel pipelines, and hospitals, amongst different operations.
T-Cellular didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. It has mentioned the breach didn’t expose monetary, bank card or different cost data.
Healey plans to research whether or not the Bellevue, Washington-based firm had correct safeguards to guard prospects’ private data and cell units.
The US Federal Communications Commission opened a associated probe final month.
Customers and different non-public plaintiffs have filed no less than 23 lawsuits towards T-Cellular over the breach, court docket data present.
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