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T-Mobile is looking into customer data breach accusations

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Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti

T-Mobile (TMUS.O) said it is looking into an allegation made on an internet forum that claims the personal information of over 100 million subscribers has been compromised. 

T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement, “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,” a T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters.

The accusations of a data breach were originally revealed by Vice, a digital media outlet located in the United States. The forum post does not identify T-Mobile, according to a story in Vice’s Motherboard, but the hacker informed Vice that they acquired data on over 100 million individuals from T-Mobile servers. According to the investigation, the investigation contained phone numbers,¬† social security numbers, names, driving license information, and physical addresses.

According to the Vice report, the hacker is asking for 6 bitcoin on an online forum for a portion of the data that includes 30 million social security numbers and driving licenses, while the remainder is being sold privately. If verified, the data breach may affect virtually every T-Mobile user in the United States; according to FactSet statistics, the telecom company reported approximately 104.79 million U.S. subscribers in its second-quarter earnings report last month.

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