T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) is investigating claims of a 2021 data breach that includes as much as 100 million customers’ information.
Here’s everything you need to know about the T-Mobile data breach 2021 news.
- A hacker on an underground forum claims to have data for roughly 100 million people.
- According to this person, the data comes from T-Mobile’s servers.
- The hacker is seeking 6 Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) for a section of data covering 30 million users.
- They claim that the remainder of the data is being sold privately.
- If the reports are true, the hacker has obtained a dangerous amount of data from T-Mobile.
- That includes “social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses and driver licenses information.”
- T-Mobile is aware of the claims made by the hacker and is investigating the matter.
- However, it doesn’t have any additional details to provide at this moment.
- This would be far from the first time that T-Mobile has suffered a data breach.
- It’s been the target of hackers several times over the last few years.
- Most of those cases only saw data such as phone and account numbers being stolen.
- Even so, there was one incident in 2020 that saw a small number of customers’ social security numbers stolen.
- The massive size of the current data breach means that it’s unlikely the data being sold is from one of the previous incidents.
- T-Mobile customers will want to keep their eyes out for more 2021 data breach news as this story develops.
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