Yesterday, Joseph Cox at Motherboard reported that a hacker was trying to sell stolen data from 100 million T-Mobile customers. The compromised information isn’t trivial:
The hacker allegedly downloaded all of the data locally before losing access to T-Mobile’s servers.
Today, T-Mobile issued an evasive press release and acknowledged that its systems were compromised (emphasis mine):
Bullshit. Customers’ personal data was compromised. T-Mobile knows it.
I won’t be surprised if this data breach ultimately ends up looking similar in magnitude to the infamous 2017 Equifax fiasco. T-Mobile’s stock closed today about 3% down from its closing price on Friday.1
Lawrence Abrams at BleepingComputer shared an article with additional information and rumors. Here’s one interesting bit: