T-Mobile investigating claims of 100 million data breach

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Aug 15 - T-Mobile is investigating a claim on an online forum post which says the personal data of more than 100 million users have been breached, the company said.

We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and have actively investigated their validity. We do not have any additional information to share at this time, a T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters.

U.S. - based digital media outlet Vice first reported https: www.vice.com en article akg 8 wg tmobile-investigating customer-data - breach - 100 million the claims of a data breach. Reuters has not been able to check the credibility of the forum's post.

According to the report in Vice's Motherboard, the forum's post does not reference T-Mobile, but the hacker told Vice that they have obtained data of over 100 million people and that the data came from T-Mobile servers.

The data including information such as social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses and driver licenses information added, the report said.

In the online forum, the hacker is asking for 6 bitcoin for a subset of the data that contains 30 million Social Security numbers and driver licenses, while the rest of the data is being sold privately, according to the vice report.