Once again a lack of industry oversight and meaningful rules means the cellular industry wasn’t fully prepared for disaster.
Beyond giving people financial damages, the lawsuit also asks a court to ban T-Mobile from storing personal information in the cloud.
T-Mobile said the breach impacted 7.8 million current postpaid customers and 40 million former or prospective customers who applied for credit with the company.
Hackers selling the data are claiming it affects 100 million users.
DOJ has “grave concerns” Boost users could lose service when T-Mobile's 3G network shuts down.
All the mobile carriers have mitigated a major SMS security loophole that allowed a hacker to hijack text messages for just $16.
Verizon’s new feature ‘Number Lock’ add an extra layer of security, but it’s not foolproof.
An account allegedly affiliated with the Anonymous hacking collective helped spread panic and misinformation after T-Mobile suffered an outage.
Motherboard previously found the telecom companies sold phone location data to bounty hunters and other third-parties.
There’s 40 years of history showing telecom megadeals erode competition, raise prices and kill jobs. It’s a lesson America simply refuses to learn.
SIM swappers are particularly interested in a tool called Omni from Verizon that allows hackers to take over phone numbers.