Hacker Steals Data of Over 100M T-Mobile Customers, Asks for 6 BTC in Return

Jafrin  |  Aug 16, 2021

A hacker is claiming to have data related to more than 100 million T-Mobile customers in the U.S. and is selling access to part of the information for roughly 6 BTC in return.

Hacker Asks BTC Ransom in Return for T-Mobile Data Breach

According to Vice's Motherboard, a hacker claims to have obtained data on more than 100 million customers from T-Mobile servers and is asking 6 BTC or $287,000 at current prices, in exchange for some of the data.

In return, the hacker will give data consisting of 30 million social security numbers and driver's licenses while selling the rest of the data privately.

Though the hacker revealed they had the data on an underground forum, they didn’t specify the information was related to T-Mobile in the post, but they did mention the data came from T-mobile's servers, saying:

"T-Mobile USA. Full customer info."

Referring to T-Mobile's alert and potential response to the breach, the hacker said on being booted out of the servers but claimed to have backed up the data:

“I think they already found out because we lost access to the backdoored servers. It's backed up in multiple places."

In response to this, a T-mobile spokesperson said the company is "aware of claims made in an underground forum" and is "actively investigating their validity", adding "We do not have any additional information to share at this time."

T-Mobile's Continuous String of Data Breach

Vice claims that the samples of the data include social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver's license information.

This is not the first time T-Mobile has been at the center of a cyber-security attack. In February, the company had been hacked after an undisclosed number of customers suffered SIM swap attacks while a victim sued the company who lost $450,000 in Bitcoin in the attack.

Meanwhile, in December 2020, the company revealed it had suffered a data breach that exposed its customers’ proprietary network information.

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