T-Mobile is warning
of a security breach that may have exposed the data of millions of
The hack, which
occurred Monday, may have compromised information including names, zip
codes, phone numbers, email address, account numbers and account
types, the nation's third-largest wireless provider said in a statement.
security team shut down the intrusion, and financial information such
as credit card and Social Security numbers was not exposed.
have either been notified or would be shortly, T-Mobile stated.
confirmed in an email that the breach affected about 3 percent of
T-Mobile's 77 million customers, or 2 million people.
incident is only the latest at T-Mobile. In May, researchers detected
bug in the company's website that allowed anyone to access the
personal data of customers with just a phone number.
The company is
waiting for regulatory
a proposed $26.5 billion
takeover of Sprint, the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S.