T-Mobile Data Breach Again, this time 100 million customers data compromised.
According to Vice report, T-Mobile says it is investigating a forum post claiming to be selling a mountain of personal data. The forum post itself doesn’t mention T-Mobile, but the seller told Motherboard they have obtained data related to over 100 million people, and that the data came from T-Mobile servers.
The data breach includes social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver licenses information, the seller said.
T-Mobile said in the statement,
“We have been working around the clock to investigate claims being made that T-Mobile data may have been illegally accessed. We take the protection of our customers very seriously and we are conducting an extensive analysis alongside digital forensic experts to understand the validity of these claims, and we are coordinating with law enforcement.
We have determined that unauthorized access to some T-Mobile data occurred, however we have not yet determined that there is any personal customer data involved. We are confident that the entry point used to gain access has been closed, and we are continuing our deep technical review of the situation across our systems to identify the nature of any data that was illegally accessed. This investigation will take some time but we are working with the highest degree of urgency. Until we have completed this assessment we cannot confirm the reported number of records affected or the validity of statements made by others.
We understand that customers will have questions and concerns, and resolving those is critically important to us. Once we have a more complete and verified understanding of what occurred, we will proactively communicate with our customers and other stakeholders.”
Previously T-Mobile Hacked
In January 2021, Exposed T-Mobile Customers Call Records, a data breached had impacted 200,000 customers. The company discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to T-Mobile account.
In 2018, a data breached had impacted 2 million customers. Hackers have accessed their names, email addresses, phone numbers, Zip codes, and other personal information.
Whereas in 2019, 1 million prepaid customer’s data had compromised.