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A intruder claims to have filch the personal information of 100 million T-Mobile customers. Motherboard was able to see a sample of this information and verify its accuracy. T-Mobile is investigating the matter.
A massive data infraction may have exposed the confidential personal information of as many as 100 million T-Mobile customers. The info reportedly includes people’s social security numbers, telephone number, physical residences, IMEI crowds, and driver’s licenses.
According to Motherboard, the hacker claims to have obtained the information from multiple T-Mobile servers. The brochure has examined samples of the data and confirms that it contains accurate details about T-Mobile users.
The hacker is also looking to make a pretty penny by selling this huge trove of personal data on an subterranean gathering. The asking price is six bitcoins, which amounts to around $270,000, for a subset of data of 30 million T-Mobile customers.
” I think they already found out because we lost access to the backdoored servers ,” the sellers told Motherboard, referring to T-Mobile’s wars against the infringement. However, the intruder claims to have already downloaded the customer data locally.” It’s backed up in multiple places ,” they said.
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Meanwhile, T-Mobile has started investigating the matter. The company issued the following statement in response to the alleged hacker 😛 TAGEND
We are aware of claims stirred in an subterranean forum and have been actively investigating their authenticity. We do not have any additional information to share at this time.
It’s unclear what’ll happen to the stolen data of millions of T-Mobile users. If it resolves up being sold, it could potentially harm all the feigned consumers and too activate litigations against T-Mobile.
We’ll revise this article if T-Mobile justifies the hack or shares any other information about it.
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