More than 83,000 customers of T-Mobile affected by Network Outage
An outage tracking tool shows that T-Mobile customers in the United States had network issues late on Monday. Explaining the cause of the interruption, the business said it was acting swiftly to restore service to affected cellular networks.
U.S. telecom provider said it is trying to fix an issue that has resulted in poor voice, text, and internet service in some locations. Sadly, it did not reveal how many people were affected.
The number of complaints of T-mobile outages during the prior 24 hours peaked at roughly 10:20 p.m. ET, according to Downdetector, which analyses outages by aggregating status information from sources including 83,000 user-submitted problems on its platform (03:20 GMT). By midnight ET, the number had dropped to around 9000.
T-support Mobile’s website acknowledged consumer complaints through Twitter and promised to investigate the issues raised. The report did not specify how long the outage lasted or what caused it.
T-President Mobile’s of Technology, Neville Ray, tweeted that the company was working “rapidly” to resolve an issue with a third party fibre disruption that had been affecting “intermittently” some phone, message, and internet services in a number of locations.
There were also thousands of reports of problems with the services of Verizon Inc. and AT&T Inc., two more major U.S. cellphone providers, according to Downdetector. At its height, the website showed that Verizon had over 2,000 open incident reports and AT&T had over 1,200.
A danger that many companies confront was recently highlighted by the data breach affecting around 37 million users of T-Mobile US Inc. This breach happened due to an assault on an API, or application programming interface.
APIs are used in a wide variety of contexts, from mobile apps that link to a social networking platform to apps that allow drivers to unlock their automobiles with a smartphone to back-end technologies that transport data between different information systems.
Analysts and academics in the field of cybersecurity believe APIs are increasingly being used by businesses for the expansion of technological projects, despite the fact that these expansions are sometimes made without adequate safeguards.
“Every API you add is a new addition to your overall attack surface,” said Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions LLC, a cybersecurity consulting business.