Washington. The US mobile phone company T-Mobile confirmed, on Monday, that it was the victim of a cyber attack, but refused to provide data on its reach or the number of customers that could have been affected.
It is a statement, T-Mobile reported that there is a file “unauthorized entry” to company data, but made sure that the leak of personal data of customers has not yet been verified.
The company added that it is working with the security services to find out what happened Advised that investigation may take time Despite the fact that they work “with the utmost urgency”.
On Sunday, hackers told Motherboard that they had Access to the personal data of 100 million people Through T-Mobile servers.
According to Motherboard, Cybercriminals demand six bitcoins for ransom (about $270,000) for data that is supposed to include names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and other personal information.
Currently, T-Mobile has refused to confirm whether the hackers are asking for a ransom nor has it detailed what data they may have accessed.
This latest cyberattack comes after a full year of this type of attack, as happened last May against a major oil pipeline in the United States. colonial pipeline, causing fuel shortages in several eastern states, including North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C., which were hardest hit.
in May, JBS, the world’s largest meat processor, was subjected to another cyber attack, and in July there was another attack against draped, A software company that serves more than 40,000 organizations around the world.