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T-Mobile reportedly investigating data breach claims of over 100 million user - Vice

PUBLISHED ON 2021-08-16 23:25:00 EST Arghyadeep


T-Mobile US Inc said it is investigating a claim on an online forum post that says the personal data of over 100 million users have been breached.

“We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and have been actively investigating their validity. We do not have any additional information to share at this time,” the telecom company said in a statement to Vice’s Motherboard.

The report said the forum post didn’t mention the data is from T-Mobile, but the seller told Motherboard that it came from T-Mobile servers.

The seller said that the data includes 30 million social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver licenses information.

Motherboard said it has seen samples of the data and confirmed they contained accurate information on T-Mobile customers.

The report said that the perpetrator is selling a subset of the data for six bitcoin on the underground forum, or around $270,000.

The seller told Motherboard that they are privately selling the rest of the data at the moment.

“I think they already found out because we lost access to the backdoored servers,” the seller said, referring to T-Mobile’s potential response to the breach.

They said that although it appears T-Mobile has since kicked them out of the hacked servers, the seller had already downloaded the data locally.

“It’s backed up in multiple places,” they said.

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