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Daily Authority: 😱 Another Massive T-Mobile Data Breach

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🐈 Happy Friday! I’m still a little disappointed to see Stadia die this week (the subreddit is pretty shady), but I did manage to find a free giant cat calendar (shared at the bottom of the newsletter). Sometimes you win, you lose something.

T-Mobile hit with another big data breach

T Mobile logo on the phone stock photo

Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority

If you’re a T-Mobile prepaid or postpaid customer, we have some bad news. The company announced that it was the victim of another data breach, this time affecting 37 million accounts.

  • As confirmed via a press release, the breach first occurred on November 25 and went undetected until January 5.
  • The attacker stole the information using an “unauthorized” API.
  • T-Mobile claims nothing was affected that “compromised the security of customers’ accounts or finances.”
  • In other words, sensitive information such as payment details, social security numbers, government identification numbers, passwords/PINs, and other financial details were not exposed in the attack.
  • However, other information such as names, billing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers, and plan details were stolen.
  • This is just the latest in a series of T-Mobile data breaches, with the most recent incidents occurring in 2022 and 2021.
  • The latter was significantly worse, exposing sensitive details like social security numbers, driver’s licenses, phone numbers, and physical addresses.
  • In addition, the company’s source code was allegedly stolen last year by the Lapsus cybercriminal group.
  • Even if you’re not a T-Mobile customer, we recommend setting up strong passwords and using a password manager.

fun Friday

cats playing with cranes US Army Corps of Engineers calendar District of Portland

US Army Corps of Engineers

As promised in the introduction, today we have giant jacks courtesy of the US Army Corps of Engineers (via good news network). Yes, you read it right. The government agency Portland District has released a free 2023 calendar that adds a little purr to some of its accomplishments with cats superimposed over the images.

The results are cats kicking cranes, stretching on dams, and napping on massive civil infrastructure projects in Oregon and southwestern Washington. Since it is a federal agency, you can download the schedule for free here.

Have a wonderful weekend,

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