In the latest of the data breaches, T Mobile reports that 37 million customers had their names, billing addresses, emails, phone numbers, dates of birth, T-Mobile account numbers and information describing the kind of service they have with the wireless carrier stolen in a data breach. T-Mobile claims that no social security numbers, credit card information, government ID numbers, passwords, PINs or financial information were exposed.

PayPal also had a data breach of 35,000 customer files. Names, dates of birth, addresses, Social Security numbers, tax IDs and phone numbers were all exposed. The accounts were breached using a credential stuffing attack, likely using one of these cracking tools. Now I doubt many of my readers use PayPal, considering their antigun stance, but it still illustrates how active hacking is.

Still, I recommend that you change your password if you are a customer of one of these services. Please make sure it’s a secure one.

You have locked your credit reports, haven’t you? Even if you aren’t a T Mobile customer, please do so. I would also recommend that you pull each of your credit reports every year. The law says you can do so, free of charge, every year.


3 Comments

Rhetorical Is Fun · January 23, 2023 at 5:53 pm

Would these corporate comrades really have your back if big gov came a calling?
Not that they would have to with back doors and WOKE groomer clown mutants placed everywhere.
Quality control of everything will diminish in the run up to the Boog and it is all by design or pre-planned.

exile1981 · January 23, 2023 at 6:57 pm

You should call your cell provider and block your mobile number from being ported. A couple years ago my cell stopped working, someone had gone to a mobile store in quebec and claimed to be me and moved my cell # to a new phone. Your cell company has to allow you to move your # to a new provider, so unless you tell them no porting they wont even call to confirm if you authorized it.

In my case someone tried to access online banking just after porting my phone according to my bank. So two part authentication would not have saved me. Luckily i caught it quickly and my cell provider was able to reverse the porting of my #.

Exile1981

    Divemedic · January 23, 2023 at 8:51 pm

    Great idea. That’s also why I recommend against SMS for MFA.

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