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T-Mobile has been struck with two class-action lawsuits in federal court in Washington, as the number of current and former customers affected by the telecommunications giant’s cyberattack rises.

Espanoza v. T-Mobile USA, for example, charges T-Mobile of putting plaintiffs and class-action members at “considerable risk” as a result of the company’s inability to effectively protect its customers owing to irresponsible conduct.

“Armed with the Private Information accessed in the Data Breach, data thieves can commit a variety of crimes, including but not limited to fraudulently applying for unemployment benefits, opening new financial accounts in Class Members’ names, taking out loans in Class Members’ names, using Class Members’ information to obtain government benefits (including unemployment or COVID relief benefits), filing fraudulent tax returns using Class Members’ information, obtaining…

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