T-Mobile Confirms Hackers Gained Access to Its System
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T-Mobile confirmed that hackers gained access to its system and is investigating the depth of the data accessed in the breach. "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," the company said in an announcement.
A hacker selling data in an underground forum told Motherboard the stolen data reflects 100 million people who had their data compromised in the breach. A Twitter account called @und0xxed that first revealed the breach said they were not involved in stealing the databases but was instead in charge of finding buyers for the stolen T-Mobile customer data. That account gave a shout-out to @IntelSecrets, the Twitter account of an elusive hacker who has gone by the handles IRDev and V0rtex, but whose real name is John Erin Binns. @und0xxed contends that Binns was involved in the T-Mobile i…
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