T-Mobile has been hacked in a data breach and. A potential of 100 million customers. Social Security numbers. May be in jeopardy. T-Mobile is investigating allegations about a hacker who stole 106GB of data. That contains customers, Social Security numbers, addresses, drivers, license information. And full names. While the claims have been rumoring around. An underground forum. They are still being investigated to validate them.
“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,” the spokesperson said.
“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. “Reports ZDNet.
Alon Gal, one of the co-founders of cybercrime intelligence company Hudson Rock, spoke to the hacker and wrote on Twitter that he was told about motives for the attack.
“The breach was done to retaliate against the US for the kidnapping and torture of John Erin Binns (CIA Raven-1) in Germany by CIA and Turkish intelligence agents in 2019,” the hacker allegedly told Gal. “We did it to harm US infrastructure.”
Motherboard reports it spoke to the hacker who said they stole it from T-Mobile servers and unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers were included in the hack. Motherboard confirmed that the data was from real T-Mobile customers., as reported by ZDnet.