T-Mobile is investigating a forum post that claims to be selling personal information. The post itself doesn’t reveal what data and personal information is being sold, but it has been confirmed that it all came from T-Mobile’s servers and is related to over 100 million customers. Earlier this summer we reported that the data of over 700 million LinkedIn users had been compromised by a hack.
The report was released by Motherboard, stating that the stolen data includes social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver’s license information. The seller even provided Motherboard with a sample of the data, which confirmed the information was correct.
“T-Mobile claims to be investigating a forum post that claims to be selling a mountain of personal information. The forum post itself doesn’t mention T-Mobile, but the seller told Motherboard that it had received data from over 100 million people and that the data came from T-Mobile servers. “
The private data is currently being sold on an underground forum, and the hacker is demanding 6 bitcoins, or around $ 270,000, for a subset of the data, which includes 30 million social security numbers and driver’s licenses. The seller has confirmed that they are currently privately selling the information.
“I think they already found out because we lost access to the backdoor servers,” said the seller. The hacker also confirmed that T-Mobile appears to have found out about it, as access to the servers has already been blocked and the hacker has been kicked off. However, it has been confirmed that the stolen data was downloaded locally and “It is backed up in multiple places,” the person said.
Since then, T-Mobile has issued a statement to Motherboard stating, “We are aware of the allegations made in an underground forum and have actively investigated their validity. We currently have no additional information to share. “
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