According to Motherboard, T-Mobile customers’ Social Security numbers, names, residences, and driving licenses were among the data stolen.
According to several sources, the hacker is selling a piece of the data comprising 30 million social security numbers and driver’s licenses for 6 Bitcoins, now worth roughly $277353.42 per BTC pricing.
Despite the company’s assertions that hostile actors have been denied access to its systems, the hacker says that the stolen data has already been backed up in numerous locations.
It’s still unclear how the data was accessed, but it appears that thieves are exploiting a vulnerability in T-systems Mobile’s regularly. Similar data breach events were reported year after year.
Blockchain ecosystems have lately been hacked in several ways. Protocol breaches took several forms, including a senior employee’s violation of web safety standards, which resulted in a hacking vulnerability on the computers of Bithumb, a South Korean bitcoin exchange.
When the interoperability protocol Poly Network was hacked, the developing world of decentralized money was also hacked for the first time in its history. Mr. White Hat, according to the network, stole $610 million from Binance Smart Chain, Ethereum, and Polygon Network. While the entire hacking process, which lasted approximately a week, ended with White Hat returning all monies, it also demonstrates that, like T-Mobile, no protocol is immune to hackers.
Unlike other digital systems that major tech corporations build on, an intentional attempt to increase openness in blockchain protocols is recognized to help recover stolen data or cash.