T-mobile security breach

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 unauthorized individuals gained access to personal information of about 7.8 million T-Mobile customers. This information includes names, driver’s licenses, government identification numbers, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers and IMEIs and IMSIs.

Since the beginning of this attack, there has been no information about credit and debit card information leaked, but it could be accessed with other information. There are also an additional 5.3 million customers that had associated customer names, addresses, date of birth, phone numbers, addresses, IMEIs and IMSIs. These accounts did not give access to Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses and ID information.

T-Mobile has been taking precautions and action to find the individuals who have access to T-Mobile’s customers personal information. T-Mobile also brought in world-leading cybersecurity experts for help in their investigation as well as correlating with law enforcement to help with this case.

T-mobile wrote on their website about this topic saying, “We take our customers’ protection very seriously and we will continue to work around the clock on this forensic investigation to ensure we are taking care of our customers in light of this malicious attack.” 

As of Thursday, Aug 26, 2021, information broke out saying that 21 year-old John Binns claims he is behind this cyberattack. He is an American hacker who now lives in Turkey with his mother. He says he did this attack for attention and T-Mobile’s security is awful. Binns sent Telegram messages to the Journal before the information about the breach was well known. The full information of this case is unknown but the FBI has been notified of the current information.