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- A hacker claimed to have stolen the personal information of 100 million T-Mobile customers.
- motherboard Be able to see a sample of this information and verify its accuracy.
- T-Mobile is investigating this matter.
Large-scale data breaches may have exposed the sensitive personal information of as many as 100 million T-Mobile customers. According to reports, this information includes people’s social security numbers, phone numbers, physical addresses, IMEI numbers and driving licenses.
according to motherboard, The hacker claimed to have obtained information from multiple T-Mobile servers. The publication has reviewed the data sample and confirmed that it contains accurate and detailed information about T-Mobile users.
Hackers also hope to make considerable profits by selling large amounts of personal data on underground forums. For a data subset of 30 million T-Mobile customers, the asking price is 6 bitcoins, which is approximately US$270,000.
“I think they have found out because we can’t access the backdoor server,” the seller told motherboard, Refers to the actions taken by T-Mobile in response to violations. However, the hacker claimed to have downloaded customer data locally. “It was backed up in multiple places,” they said.
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At the same time, T-Mobile has begun investigating the matter. The company issued the following statement in response to the alleged hacking:
We are aware of the statements made in underground forums and have been actively investigating their validity. We currently do not have any other information to share.
It is not yet clear what will happen to the data stolen from millions of T-Mobile users. If it is eventually sold, it may harm all affected users and trigger a lawsuit against T-Mobile.
If T-Mobile confirms a hack or shares any other information about it, we will update this article.