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T-Mobile investigates potential 100 million user data breach

By Zach Marzouk for IT PRO
Monday, August 16, 2021

T-Mobile has launched an investigation into a claim on an online forum which suggests that the personal data from over 100 million users have been breached.

Ilia Kolochenko, Founder of ImmuniWeb and a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network, said that the price for the records is "very cheap", at just 1 cent per victim. He said the data could be exploited to conduct targeted mobile attacks, social engineering, sophisticated phishing campaigns, or financial fraud.

"From a legal viewpoint, if the information about the breach is confirmed, T-Mobile may face an avalanche of individual and class action lawsuits from the victims, as well as protracted investigations and serious monetary penalties from the states where the victims are based," he said, adding that it would be premature to make a conclusion before T-Mobile makes an official statement on the quantity and nature of the stolen data. Read Full Article

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