T-Mobile is investigating a forum post that alleged to be peddling personal information obtained from the mobile carrier’s servers.
According to Vice, which reported the security breach accusation earlier on Sunday, the data leak includes information such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, and driving licence information. T-Mobile isn’t mentioned by name in the forum post, but the vendor notified Vice’s Motherboard that the data came from T-Mobile servers.
A portion of the data comprising 30 million Social Security numbers and driver’s licences is being sold for 6 bitcoins (approximately $277,000), while the remainder of the data is being sold privately, according to Vice.
“We are aware of claims made in an underground forum and have been actively investigating their validity. We do not have any additional information to share at this time,” a T-Mobile spokesperson said in a statement.