As the saying goes, I am, due to this fact I am hacked. Or one thing like that.

Such is the existence of T-Mobile pay as you go prospects, greater than 1,000,000 of whom had their account particulars and different private info uncovered by an unauthorized breach, based on TechCrunch’s estimate. The firm introduced the breach in a letter to prospects on Friday.

The uncovered knowledge consists of names, telephone numbers, billing addresses, T-Mobile account numbers, and particulars about charges and plans, the corporate stated. It added that no cost card knowledge nor Social Security numbers had been uncovered by the “malicious, unauthorized access.” The firm additionally stated that “no passwords were compromised”—however in case you’re a pay as you go T-Mobile buyer, it’s most likely a good suggestion to go change your password anyway.

Because the breach concerned “customer proprietary network information,” the corporate’s disclosure to impacted prospects is required by the Federal Communications Commission.

“We take the security of your information very seriously and have a number of safeguards in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access,” the corporate stated within the word to affected prospects, ignoring the palpable irony. “We actually remorse that this incident occurred and apologize for any inconvenience this has triggered you.”

The T-Mobile breach comes amid the corporate’s try to merge with Sprint—so, no nice timing! The FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice have each permitted the merger; nonetheless, a gaggle of state attorneys normal has filed go well with to dam the $26 billion deal on the grounds {that a} consolidated wi-fi market may elevate costs for patrons.

In different information, T-Mobile’s gregarious CEO, John Legere, introduced on Monday that he’ll step down from the position subsequent April.

While the T-Mobile hack is nothing in comparison with the mega-breaches we’ve seen in recent times, it serves as a reminder that if one thing could be hacked, it most likely might be. Despite that depressing actuality, federal lawmakers, who’ve the facility to demand firms take larger measures to guard our private info, have finished precisely two issues towards that finish: Jack and shit—and Jack simply left city along with your knowledge.

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