- “T-Mobile USA. Full customer info,” the seller told Motherboard in an online chat.
- The seller is asking for 6 BTC in exchange for some of the data.
U.S. Telecom Giant, T-Mobile is looking into the apparent data breach. The breach, Reportedly, may have affected nearly more than 100 million users.
According to Vice’s Motherboard, T-Mobile is investigating the data breach claimed by the author of the post on an underground forum. The report says the hacker claims to have obtained data of more than 100 million customers from T-Mobile servers.
The data includes social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver’s licenses information, the seller said.
The scale of the breach hasn’t yet been verified. Yet, Motherboard has confirmed the authenticity of at least some of the data. They said that they are privately selling most of the data. The seller is asking for 6 BTC in exchange for some of the data.
Mentioning T-Mobile’s alert response to the breach, the hacker said “I think they already found out because we lost access to the backdoored servers.”
They said that although T-Mobile kicked them out of the hacked servers, the seller had already downloaded the data locally. “It’s backed up in multiple places,” they said.
A T-Mobile spokesperson said that the company is “aware of claims made in an underground forum” and is “actively investigating their validity”. He added, “We do not have any additional information to share at this time.”
In February, T-Mobile was sued by a victim. He lost $450,000 in Bitcoin in a SIM-swap attack.