Over 100 million customer data stolen in T-Mobile Cyber Attack

T-Mobile that occupies over 35% of mobile subscriber base in United States has launched a detailed probe after receiving several media concerns that over 100 million T mobile customer data was available on sale on the dark web.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learnt that a hackers group has published the stolen data on a hacking forum that includes information related to T-Mobile customers like social security number, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, and driving licenses.

Interestingly, the hackers’ forum doesn’t hold recognition that the data is related to T-Mobile customers. But it accepts the fact that it has come up from a T-Mobile server ate it digitally invaded a third party cloud firm that hosts data related to the 5G network expanding company in United States.

Currently, the seller is urging the buyers to transfer around 6BTC($270,000) to a wallet in order to secure the data of over 30m customers such as social security numbers and driving licenses.

T-Mobile reacted to the news through a tweet and said that it has launched an investigation into the reported incident and will share additional info as time progresses.

Note 1- In the year 2018, T-Mobile faced the ire of its customers when the print media reported that the company failed to protect the information (Names, addresses, and account numbers) of over 2-million T Mobile customers from the access of hackers.

Note 2– Consecutively, the next year, i.e. in 2019, the Dutch telecom brand hit the news headlines for failing to protect the information (Names, addresses and account numbers) of its 1.26 million prepaid customers.

Note 3- In March 2020, T mobile data breach exposed customer info of over 2.30 million customers and this time the social security numbers, financial info and other account information was also accessed and stolen.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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