Around 77 million people affected by a T-Mobile data breach in 2013 could be entitled to compensation from the company.
Details of a class action have been made public, which show $350 million will be split with customers, plus another $150 million for data security and associated technology.”
Nearly 80 million people in the US were affected by the breach, which included US social security numbers, names and information from drivers’ licences or other identification.
Shortly after it was stolen, sources claim that T-Mobile customer data was sold on several nefarious websites.
Although just a small percentage of T-Mobile users’ accounts and PINs were compromised, it is thought between 40 and 100 million people had some of their data taken.
For the time being, the settlement statement defines the class as “the approximately 76.6 million U.S. citizens identified by T-Mobile whose information was taken in the Data Breach.
Customers of T-Mobile who had a T-Mobile account in August of 2021 should expect a notification from the company if they are eligible for reimbursement.
The money is then split up based on the number of respondents and the amount retained by the attorneys.
The ultimate settlement terms could be decided as early as December.