Google Fi, a cell service provider, has notified its customers that their personal data may have been stolen in a recent cyberattack. The incident is believed to be related to a recent T-Mobile data breach that impacted 37 million customers. In an email sent to Google Fi customers, the company said that its primary network provider had become aware of suspicious activity in a system containing Google Fi customer data. Although the company did not explicitly name T-Mobile as its primary service provider, the timing of the announcement and the relationship between Google Fi and T-Mobile suggest that this breach is directly linked to the T-Mobile hack.
According to the email, hackers may have accessed limited customer information, including phone numbers, SIM card serial numbers, account status, and mobile service plan data. The system did not contain personal information such as names, email addresses, payment card data, government IDs, passwords, or pin numbers. Google reassured customers that no further action is required by Fi users and that there was no unauthorized access to Google’s own systems or any systems overseen directly by the company.
Google has not disclosed how many Google Fi customers may have been impacted by the breach, and the company has yet to provide any information regarding the number of users who subscribe to the Google Fi service. The recent T-Mobile breach marks the eighth time that the company has suffered a cyber attack since 2018, and the impact of the Google Fi breach remains unknown. However, the company has assured its customers that it is taking steps to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.