T-Mobile agrees to give money to customers affected by 2021 data breach: Customers of T-Mobile could soon be $5 better off, and the only thing that it needed was for their personal data to be compromised.
On Friday, GeekWire came upon an SEC document that detailed a class action settlement that had been reached by the huge mobile operator.
A massive data breach at T-Mobile occurred in August 2021, and as part of the proposed settlement, the reimbursement of $350 million would be divided between the attorneys involved and, in the long run, the 76.6 million customers who were affected by the incident. At the time, reports suggested that sensitive information such as complete names, dates of birth, and possibly Social Security numbers were among the data that had been exposed in the attack.
TechCrunch says that if you’ve never been the recipient of a class-action settlement before, it might take several months before you find out if you’re getting money or not. If you’ve never been the beneficiary of a class-action settlement before, this could be confusing. T-Mobile is required to contact customers who paid for the company’s services in the month of August 2021.
After the number of respondents has been tallied and the cost of legal representation has been determined, the money will be divided up and given back to the customers. It is possible that none of that will be resolved until December (or even later) according to TechCrunch.
And once the money has been distributed, there is a good chance that it won’t amount to more than ten dollars for each individual, speaking as someone who has previously been given one of these cheques. However, the seven dollars I received from PlayStation in 2018 were enough to cover the cost of supper, so receiving a free meal in exchange for having your rights as a customer violated is hardly the worst deal in the world.