T-Mobile recently suffered yet another data breach. Google Fi appears to have been affected by the breach, as the carrier notified customers via email.
Today’s message to Fi customers notifies them that Google Fi’s “primary network provider” has experienced “suspicious activity” involving Google Fi customer data.Given the timing and phrasing, this appears to be directly related to the T-Mobile data breach. Published January 19th.
The email, which can be read in its entirety below, said that “a limited amount of Google Fi customer data” had been exposed, including SIM card serial numbers, account status, information about mobile service plans, and when the account was activated. notify the customer of According to Google, the breach did not expose personal information such as customer names, dates of birth, emails, social security, payment information, or data from SMS. It included a phone number.
Google states that customers are not required to take any action after a breach, but encourages customers to be on the lookout for potential phishing attacks.
Dear Google Fi Customer,
A major Google Fi network provider has informed us of suspicious activity involving third-party systems containing limited amounts of Google Fi customer data.
No action required at this time.
This system is used for Google Fi customer support purposes and contains limited data such as when your account was activated, data about your mobile service plan, SIM card serial number, and active or inactive account status. increase.
To do No Your name, date of birth, email address, credit card information, social security or tax number, driver’s license or other form of government ID, financial account information, passwords or PINs you use with Google Fi, or content Including SMS messages or calls.
Our incident response team will conduct an investigation, determine that unauthorized access has occurred, and work with your primary network provider to identify and implement measures to protect data on their third-party systems and mitigate the impact. All potential recipients have been notified. We did not have access to Google’s systems or systems overseen by Google.
For active Fi users, the Google Fi service continues to operate normally and was not disrupted by this issue.
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