T-Mobile USA investigated the massive data breach that occurred via a hacker earlier this week. The provider says the “attackers” gained access to some customer data, including names, dates of birth, information about identity documents and Social Security numbers.
This could include data from 7.8 million customers who now have a T-Mobile subscription and 40 million former customers and potential customers. The company said that no personal identification numbers, passwords or financial details were leaked from them.
Theft of account PINs and mobile phone numbers of 850,000 prepaid customers. This is why T-Mobile has reset all secret codes for these customers. T-Mobile says it has taken security measures and is still investigating the hack.
Earlier this week, a hacker claimed to have the data of 100 million American customers of T-Mobile. This data is offered for sale for 6 bitcoins.
Large amounts of stolen personal data are regularly submitted in secret forums. This data is valuable to cybercriminals who can use it, for example, for spear phishing, a form of phishing that is difficult to detect using that personal data.
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