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T-Mobile CEO calls latest data breach 'humble', claims it's committed to security

T-Mobile CEO calls latest data breach 'humble', claims it's committed to security

A recent T-Mobile data breach captured the information of more than 50 million people, including some who are not or never were current customers. The 21-year-old hacker who says he is responsible for the attack has already conducted an interview with the Wall Street Journal and called its security "terrible" and is now speaking with CEO Mike Sievert.

Sievert says it's taking them some time to update us now that the breach is contained and that the investigation is "largely complete." "Securing our customers' data is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously and preventing this type of incident from happening has always been our top priority," he writes.

It's true that these attacks happen to many companies, but it's hard to take this statement honestly when there have been at least five breaches at T-Mobile since 2018. This includes this one, two in 2020, as well as one each for 2018. 2019

To do something about it, T-Mobile is partnering with consultants at cybersecurity firm Mandient and KPMG to make things better. Will this put an end to this ridiculous streak of insecurity? No one can know, but it's more than a "sorry for any inconvenience" notes issued after the past few breaches, and of course, all customers got a free year of Apple TV Plus. Too bad it's only happening when a hacker with enough IMEI/IMSI, driver's license and social security data is stealing identities and phone numbers over the next few years.

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