Following my post from Aug. 21, entitled “USA ALERT: Hacker Claims To Steal Data Of 100 Million T-Mobile Customers” (see tip below), I am delighted to inform you they have agreed to a $350,000,000 data breach settlement!
Please go to this link HERE to find out if you qualify for compensation.
How much money could I receive?
- Current and former T-Mobile customers are eligible for a $25 cash payment, according to the settlement website. California residents are entitled to $100.
- You can be reimbursed up to $25,000 if you had to spend time or money to recover from fraud or identity theft relating to the breach, though you must submit extensive documentation supporting your claim.
- T-Mobile is also offering two free years of McAfee’s I.D. Theft Protection Service to anyone who believes they may have been hacked.
When’s the deadline to file a claim?
The deadline to file a claim through the class-action website is Jan. 23, 2023. You can also mail a completed print claim form to:
T-Mobile Data Breach Settlement
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 225391 New York, NY 10150-5391
The payment per individual is relatively small, but you should go after it if you think you qualify. Better in your pocket!
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team
__Original Tip from 21st August 2021__
Today, Joseph Cox from Vice has reported (https://www.vice.com/en/article/akg8wg/tmobile-investigating-customer-data-breach-100-million) that a hacker has claimed to have hacked into T-Mobile and stolen extremely sensitive data on over 100 million customers. The sample data that is currently available on the dark web looks legitimate. In addition, Motherboard has said that the hacker is selling a subset of the data containing 30 million social security numbers and driver licenses for around $270,000. They are planning to sell the rest through private sales.
The hacked data includes the following extremely sensitive information:
* Customer Names
* Social security numbers
* Phone numbers
* Physical addresses
* Unique IMEI numbers
* Driver licenses information
Other hackers could use this information and scammers for all sorts of nasty things, including identity theft, and most worrying for me is that hackers will now be able to match the IMEI (which is your personal identifier) of your phone with your data which makes you easier to track and attack.
T-Mobile said in a statement, “We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and have been actively investigating their validity. We do not have any additional information to share at this time.”
If you are a customer of T-mobile, please contact them straight away to find out if your data was involved in the breach, and if so, what are they going to do to protect you from identity theft, etc. If I were you, I would also get a new phone with a new IMEI number.
I will keep you posted on this story as it develops and in the meantime, please let me know if you need anything at all.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care Team.