T-Mobile Hacked, Personal Data of 100 Million Users Compromised, Bitcoiners At Risk Of SIM Swap

T-Mobile has reportedly been hacked, causing a personal data breach of over 100 million people, according to a forum post that is selling the data, reported Motherboard. Although the post doesn’t mention the telecom, Motherboard contacted the seller, who confirmed that the data did come from T-Mobile servers, showcasing the importance of safeguarding personal information against single points of failure.

“T-Mobile USA. Full customer info,” the seller told Motherboard. The seller said they compromised multiple servers related to T-Mobile but have since lost access to the hacked servers. But according to the seller, the data had already been downloaded locally and “backed up in multiple places.”

The forum post is selling only a subset of the data, containing 30 million social security numbers and driver licenses, for 6 BTC –– around $275,000 at the time of writing. The rest of the data is being sold privately, the seller said. T-Mobile, on the other hand, said it is currently investigating the case.

“We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and have been actively investigating their validity,” T-Mobile told Motherboard in a statement. “We do not have any additional information to share at this time.”