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T-Mobile had its rideshare advertising network breached during a security incident that was identified last week
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T-Mobile had its rideshare advertising network breached during a security incident that was identified last week

T-Mobile's rideshare advertising network, Octopus Interactive (Play Octopus) sent an e-mail out to drivers on Thursday afternoon after stating that drivers may have noticed that the driver dashboard was unavailable due to maintenance. The Play Octopus tablet is pretty popular among drivers since Uber and Lyft drivers can sign up for a free tablet, drive around, and earn advertising revenue. This is popular among riders because they get to play games with a chance to win cash prizes. The e-mail sent on June 30, 2022, was sent to all drivers who have the Play Octopus tablet and notified drivers if they had been breached or not. It claimed that this was "an isolated security threat and [Play Octopus) immediately shut the dashboard down for maintenance and further investigation." an...