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On Thursday, T-Mobile confirmed that some of its customer data was breached in an attack the company discovered on Monday. It's a snappy disclosure timeframe, and the carrier said that no financial data or Social Security numbers were compromised in the breach. A relief, right? The problem is the customer data that was potentially exposed: name, billing zip code, email address, some hashed passwords , account number, account type, and phone number. Pay close attention to that last one . The cumulative danger of all of these data points becoming exposed—not just by T-Mobile but across countless breaches —is that it makes it easier for attackers to impersonate you and take control of yo... Full story

9 February