The other day, it was reported that T-Mobile’s database of customer information might have been hacked, in which it was estimated that 100 million people might have been affected. This was according to a database that was being sold online by the hacker in which they were asking for about $270,000 for the entire database.

That being said, T-Mobile has since confirmed that the breach did take place and confirmed that personal information such as customer names, date of birth, social security numbers, and driver’s license information were stolen. The carrier is also estimating that about 48 million customers might have been affected by this, which is about half of what the hackers had claimed.

The good news and silver lining to this is that at least no credit card or payment information was leaked in the process, so maybe you don’t need to go changing your credit card numbers just yet. T-Mobile has also announced that they will be giving customers affected by this a free two-year subscription to identity theft protection.

In a statement made by the carrier, “We take our customers’ protection very seriously and we will continue to work around the clock on this forensic investigation to ensure we are taking care of our customers in light of this malicious attack.”

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