Byron V. Acohido | LastWatchDog.com »
T-Mobile has now issued a formal apology and offered free identity theft recovery services to nearly 48 million customers for whom the telecom giant failed to protect their sensitive personal information, after T-Mobile’s latest data breach.
At the start of this week, word got out that hackers claimed to have seized personal data for as many as 100 million T-Mobile patrons.
This stolen booty reportedly included social security numbers, phone numbers, names, home addresses, unique IMEInumbers, and driver’s license information.
Once more, a heavily protected enterprise network has been pillaged by data thieves. Last Watchdog convened a roundtable of cybersecurity experts to discuss the ramifications, which seem all too familiar. Here’s what they had to say, edited for clarity and length: