Latest T-Mobile data breach also impacted (some) Google Fi accounts (to a small degree)
Said unnamed “provider” apparently informed Google of recent “suspicious activity relating to a third party system” with “limited” Fi customer data in it. After investigating the matter, El Goog concluded that said data was indeed accessed without authorization, asking T-Mo to “identify and implement measures to secure the data on that third party system and notify everyone potentially impacted.”
Sounds bad, we know, but while every security breach (no matter how small or seemingly “innocent”) needs to be treated with the utmost seriousness, the nature of the compromised data makes this particular incident… not that big of a deal.
No names, birth dates, email addresses, payment card info, social security numbers, driver’s licenses, passwords, PINs, or any kind of financial data were involved in the breach, at least according to Google, and the hackers behind the (largely failed) attack did not obtain the contents of any text messages or phone calls either.