T-Mobile data breach compensation can range from $25 to $100, but some individuals could receive up to $25,000 to cover losses they suffered as a direct result of the breach
Almost 80 million T-Mobile customers could receive financial compensation, after the company was involved in a data breach problem that occurred during 2021. Now, the company has reached a settlement of $ 350 million dollars .
And it is that during 2021, the information of millions of its users was exposed after they were victims of a hack. If you are a current customer or have been for the past year, there is a good chance that T-Mobile will have to compensate you for this scandal.
“Customers come first in everything we do, and protecting their information is a top priority,” T-Mobile said in a press release. “Like all companies, we are not immune to these criminal attacks,” he added in the same text.
This is the second agreement that would be reached of such magnitude and that has to do with a data breach scandal in the United States. The first was the one experienced by Equifax, in which it was agreed to pay compensation for $700 million dollars during 2019.
It all happened on August 15, 2021, when T-Mobile announced that it had been the victim of a cyber attack, in which the personal information of millions of people had been stolen, including names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, driver’s license information, and unique cell phone identification codes.
The exact number of people who may have been hacked is unclear, but court documents in the case say the data of some 76.6 million people was exposed. Instead, T-Mobile rejects this information, saying only 850,000 people’s names, addresses, and PINs were compromised.
The person responsible for the attack was John Binns, 21 years old and based in Turkey. He himself acknowledged that he had been behind the cyberattack, the fifth of its kind to affect T-Mobile, since 2015. For the latest attack, T-Mobile is facing at least 44 class-action lawsuits, alleging that the telephone company has been negligent with its cyber security.
Those who have been T-Mobile customers in August 2021 will be able to receive compensation. According to calculations made by Reuters, the payments can be from $25 dollars to $100 dollars and it is only for those who have resided in California.
Some people could receive up to $25,000 to cover losses they suffered as a direct result of the leak, according to CNET.