T-Mobile is investigating a claim over an online forum post that said the personal data of more than 100 million users had been breached, the company said.
A T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters: “We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and are actively investigating their validity. We have no additional information to share at this time.” Is.”
US-based digital media outlet Vice first reported Data breach claim. Reuters has not been able to verify the veracity of the forum’s post.
As reported by Vice’s Motherboard, the forum’s post does not mention T-Mobile, but the hacker told Vice that they obtained data from more than 100 million people and that the data came from T-Mobile servers.
The report said the data included information such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses and driver’s license information.
According to a Vice report, in online forums, hackers are asking for 6 bitcoins for a subset of data containing 30 million Social Security numbers and driver licenses, while the rest of the data is being sold privately. Bitcoin price in India is Rs. 36.53 lakh till 10 am on August 16.
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