From CNET: T-Mobile is looking into a post on a forum that claimed to be selling the personal data of more than 100 million people swiped from the mobile carrier's servers.
The data breach included information such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses and driver license information, according to Vice, which reported the security breach claim earlier on Sunday. The forum post doesn't mention T-Mobile by name, but the seller told Vice's Motherboard that the data came from T-Mobile servers.
The seller is requesting 6 Bitcoin (about $277,000) for a subset of the data containing 30 million Social Security numbers and driver's licenses, while the rest of the data is being sold privately, according to the Vice report.
"We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and have been actively investigating their validity. We do not have any additional information to share at this time," a T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement.
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