T-Mobile’s recent data breach might be coming back to bite them once again, as a number of posts on the T-Mobile subreddit indicate a massive spam text campaign is under way.
A spam SMS text making the rounds with customers on the Uncarrier network purports to be offering a “$100 free gift”. The image, embedded below, claims that it’s an official apology for a phone outage that affected 25,000 customers.
The image itself is complete with typos like “appologize” and “tempoary”. It even omits the hyphen from “Tmobile”. A link is sent separately after the image that supposedly leads to a “30 second survey” to claim the gift. The domains of the links appear to be different on each example of the spam text shared on the T-Mobile subreddit, as well as the numbers the message is sent from.
T-Mobile was rocked by a major data breach back in August, leaking tons of customer data including phone numbers. It’s very likely this data was purchased to be used for such coordinated spam attacks.