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T-Mobile discovers security breach of certain customer information

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T-Mobile discovers security breach of certain customer information

T-Mobile discovers security breach of certain customer information
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(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc <TMUS.O> and its unit Metro PCS informed customers on Thursday about a potential security breach that was discovered and shut down by the company.

The cyber-security team found and shut down unauthorised access to certain information on Aug. 20, and reported the matter to authorities, T-Mobile said in a statement https://t-mo.co/2wrr9Cq on its website.

No financial data, social security numbers or passwords were compromised, but other personal information like name, email-id, phone number, zip code, account number or type (postpaid or prepaid) may have been exposed, the company said.

About 3 percent of T-mobile's 77 million customers could have been affected, a company spokesperson told http://bit.ly/2wknfLr technology news website Motherboard.

T-Mobile did not respond to Reuters request for comment outside regular business hours.

(Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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