Our attorneys are pursuing claims on behalf of victims of the T-Mobile data breach. Many victims had their Social Security numbers stolen, which enables identity thieves to potentially steal their tax returns.  

Certain states give citizens up to $1000 for helping to enforce their data breach laws. Join thousands of others who are seeking to hold T-Mobile accountable. Contact our consumer protection attorneys for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your options. 

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T-Mobile 2021 cyberattack affects nearly 50 million customers

News of a massive data breach began to make waves on Sunday, August 15, when Vice.com reported that hackers posted on an underground forum claiming to have data of millions of individuals for sale. Motherboard later confirmed that the information came from T-Mobile servers. The following day, T-Mobile officially announced that it suffered a cyberattack. 

Reliable reporting indicates that the T-Mobile breach affects 7.8 million current customers, 40 million former customers, and 850,000 active prepaid customers. For the 7.8 million current customers, the hackers also obtained phone numbers, IMEI, and IMSI information, which puts those individuals at serious risk of SIM swapping fraud. SIM swapping fraud is when someone can convince a phone carrier that they are someone else and have that person’s phone number switched to their control. This means that hackers can obtain more sensitive data, in addition to obtaining the tool that many use for two-factor authentication. 

Other information compromised in the attack includes: 

  • names
  • date of birth 
  • phone numbers
  • Social Security numbers
  • driver’s license/ID numbers 

The disclosure of this sensitive information puts T-Mobile customers at substantial risk of identity theft and devastating financial fraud. 

How to sue T-Mobile for the 2021 data breach

Filing a claim against T-Mobile for this recent data breach is free, easy, and fast. Our consumer protection attorneys are helping data breach victims file legal claims against T-Mobile for inadequately protecting their sensitive data 

While there are some class action lawsuits pending, our law firm is filing individual legal claims because in this instance, we think it is the best method to obtain potential compensation for victims, and to ensure that their future information is secure and protectedIn fact, your agreement with T-Mobile requires you to file your claims individually in arbitration and not as part of a class action.

Contact us today to see if you qualify for us to represent you.

How do I know if I’m affected by the T-Mobile Data Breach?

If you received a notice from T-Mobile by text, email, or mail alerting you that you are a victim of the T-Mobile 2021 data breach, then you may be eligible for compensation. Current T-Mobile customers will also know if they were affected if they log in to their T-Mobile account and they don’t see a big banner at the top of their screen. In other words, T-Mobile customers whose data was not leaked in the breach will have a banner show up that says “you are not a victim, but customers who did have their data leaked will not have any banner. 

If you see the banner, you’re in the clear. If not, contact us. 

T-Mobile data breach compensation in 2021

Data breach victims may have various claims depending on their states. Certain states give citizens up to $1000 for helping to enforce their data breach laws. There is currently no federal law that provides claims in the case of a data breach. Contact our consumer protection attorneys to see if you may be eligible for a claim under your state’s laws. 

Data Breach compensation in California 

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a consumer may bring a civil claim for damages if they were victims of a data breach. Under the act, consumers may recover statutory damages between $100-$750 or actual damages, whichever is greater, to compensate for any fraud, time spent, or any credit monitoring product consumers purchased in response to the breach. The act also allows consumers to seek injunctive or declaratory relief as wellwhich could mean that a company would need to take steps to prevent more data breaches and future harm to consumers. 

Our law firm may be able to help you obtain additional compensation through a legal claim, as well as force T-Mobile to improve its’ data protection practices. If we don’t recover money for you, you won’t owe us anything.  

What can I do about the T-Mobile Data Breach to further protect my data?

T-Mobile is offering two free years of credit monitoring on its data breach website, but the credit monitoring offered as part of a data breach is not always as good as what you can get on the commercial market. The FTC recommends the consumers enroll in a credit monitoring service available on the commercial market in addition to placing a credit freeze and fraud alerts on their credit report. Additionally, anyone who has or believes they have suffered identity theft should also visit IdentityTheft.gov to report it. 

To prevent SIM swapping fraud, T-Mobile also recommends that current customers activate the Account Takeover Protection service in addition to changing your account PIN and password. For former customers, other carriers also have similar account takeover protection services available. Former customers should also change their PIN if they used the same or similar PIN as their T-Mobile account. 

Past T-Mobile Data Breaches and Lawsuits

This is not the first time T-Mobile has failed to protect its customer’s data. T-Mobile has reportedly suffered five recent data breaches. Most recently, in December 2020, which affected 200,00 customers and disclosed phone numbers among other information. Another, in March 2020, which exposed T-Mobile customer’s financial information, Social Security number, and other account informationAnd again, in 2019 and 2018 where roughly 2 million customers had personal information compromised. 

Our Data Breach Attorneys

David Berger

David Berger

David Berger represents consumers in class actions with a special emphasis on data breach, privacy, and financial services litigation. He has represented data breach victims in some of the largest and most influential privacy cases.

Aaron Blumenthal

Aaron Blumenthal represents consumers, employees, and whistleblowers in class action and other complex litigation.
Tayler Walters

Tayler Walters

Tayler Walters works with consumers in class action lawsuits to combat unfair business practices by corporations.

Amanda Karl

Amanda represents employees, consumers, and sexual assault survivors in complex class action lawsuits nationwide. She also leads the firm’s Voting Rights Task Force.

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