Developing story has security experts worried, and should be forcing 100 million users to have equal fears.
According to reports, a security breach of at least 100 million T-Mobile users has occurred.
Along with the data that has been potentially breached, Social Security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, and even drivers license information..
According to what is known, Tmobile was first alerted to the breach by a forum post in which a hacker claimed to be selling huge amounts of personal data on people.
The alleged sleuth is requesting six bitcoin – or roughly $260,000 – in exchange for a subset of the data which contains 30 million social security numbers and driver’s licenses, VICE reports.
The seller suggested that T-Mobile had already responded to the breach, adding: “I think they already found out because we lost access to the backdoored servers.”
While the hacker has been removed from the hacked server, they claim they had already downloaded the data locally.