NBC News: T-Mobile CEO apologizes after hacker stole millions of users’ personal information

NBC News: T-Mobile CEO apologizes after hacker stole millions of users’ personal information. “T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert published an open apology to customers Friday after hackers stole more than 50 million users’ personal data, including their Social Security numbers and driver’s license information.” As the article points out, T-Mobile has an extensive history of security issues.

Business Insider: T-Mobile customers file class action lawsuits as investigation finds 53 million affected by data breach

Business Insider: T-Mobile customers file class action lawsuits as investigation finds 53 million affected by data breach. “The number of users whose personal information might have been compromised in a recent cyber attack of T-Mobile has climbed to 53 million, as the telecommunication company is hit by a pair of class-action lawsuits. T-Mobile announced Friday it had discovered that another 5.3 million current customers and 667,000 former customers also had their information stolen.”

Engadget: T-Mobile confirms data breach affects over 47 million people

Engadget: T-Mobile confirms data breach affects over 47 million people. “As part of its ongoing data breach investigation, T-Mobile has confirmed the enormity of the stolen information. Roughly 47.8 million current and former or prospective customers have been affected by the cyberattack on its systems, the carrier confirmed on Wednesday. Of that number, about 7.8 million are current T-Mobile postpaid accounts and the rest are prior or potential users who had applied for credit, the company added in a press release.”

Motherboard: T-Mobile Investigating Claims of Massive Customer Data Breach

Motherboard: T-Mobile Investigating Claims of Massive Customer Data Breach. “T-Mobile says it is investigating a forum post claiming to be selling a mountain of personal data. The forum post itself doesn’t mention T-Mobile, but the seller told Motherboard they have obtained data related to over 100 million people, and that the data came from T-Mobile servers. The data includes social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver licenses information, the seller said.”

Engadget: Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras

Engadget: Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras. “If you’ve ever wanted to see a pro baseball player’s at-bat through their eyes, you’re about to get your chance. T-Mobile is marketing its 5G network by equipping players at the 2021 Home Run Derby with 5G point-of-view cameras on their helmets, including the catchers’ masks. Watch the live competition through a special T-Mobile website and you can witness both batting practice and the derby itself as if you were on the field, with 5G (hopefully) keeping everything in sync.”

PC World: Data caps on AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile will return after June 30

PC World: Data caps on AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile will return after June 30. “Major Internet service providers are scheduled to end their quarantine benefits soon, once again subjecting Americans to data caps and removing protections if they are unable to pay their bills. They’re scheduled to expire at the end of June, meaning that July 1 will see the return of data caps to some major ISPs.”

CNET: T-Mobile rolls out Connecting Heroes program with free service for first responder agencies

CNET: T-Mobile rolls out Connecting Heroes program with free service for first responder agencies. “T-Mobile is joining the likes of AT&T and Verizon with new offers for first responders. On Thursday, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert announced that the carrier announced that it is now offering free service to public and non-profit state and local fire, police and EMS departments.”

The Register: Staffer emails compromised and customer details exposed in T-Mobile US’s third security whoopsie in as many years

The Register: Staffer emails compromised and customer details exposed in T-Mobile US’s third security whoopsie in as many years. “T-Mobile US was hacked by miscreants who may have stolen some customer information. The telco did not specify exactly when the intrusion took place (and has yet to respond to questions from The Register) in its Notice Of Data Breach.”

TorrentFreak: Sci-Hub & Libgen Blocked By Austrian ISPs Following Elsevier Complaint

TorrentFreak: Sci-Hub & Libgen Blocked By Austrian ISPs Following Elsevier Complaint. “Austrian ISP T-Mobile has announced that following a supervisory procedure carried out by local telecoms regulator TKK, it has begun blocking two dozen Sci-Hub and Libgen related domains. The original complaint was filed against rival ISP A1 several months ago by publishing giant Elsevier. A1’s blocking is also well underway.”

Engadget: US carriers say they’ve stopped selling location data

Engadget: US carriers say they’ve stopped selling location data. “You might not have to worry quite so much about carriers selling your phone location data to less-than-diligent third parties. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) have provided responses to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel’s request for an update on the practice, with all four saying they’d halted sales to aggregators sometime after promising to do so back in June 2018. “