T- Mobile’s Hacked Records ‘FULLZ’ for Sale at $1 Per Piece on the Dark Web
T- Mobile customer records were hacked from its partner Experian between 2013 and 2015. The records are reported to be available on the dark web or sale at $1 per piece.
As per the information given by a cybersecurity firm, personal information like names, social security numbers, addresses, birthdays and other sensitive information of around 15 million T- Mobile users have been hacked and is for sale on the Dark Web.
FULLZ data listings were posted on the Dark Web, just one day after the news of the Experian breach was reported by T-Mobile. “FULLZ” is a slang widely used by hackers and brokers for “a full package” while selling the complete package of a group’s or an individual’s personal information.
As the listing does not mention anything regarding T-Mobile or Experian, but there are chances that the data is being sold from the breach. According to one of the spokespersons at an Irish fraud detection company:
Once the hackers or brokers have their hands on the sensitive data of the customers, they take no time to unload it.
Experian has said that there has been no clue about any customer’s information being breached till now.
The world’s biggest credit monitoring company, Experian, is also among the biggest data brokers in the world. Personalized data from millions of people around the world are now sold to the highest bidder due to the Experian breach.
T-Mobile customers who had applied for carrier’s postpaid services between September 2013 and September 2015 are expected to be affected.
As per Experian statement:
Records containing a name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, identification number (typically a driver’s license, military ID, or passport number) and additional information used in T- Mobile’s own credit assessment were accessed.
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