US telecom giant T-Mobile has confirmed their latest data breach affecting nearly 8 million customers was accessed by a hacker, totaling five breaches in the last four years.
Their preliminary analysis showed that almost 8 million current postpaid customers and 40 million records of former or prospective customers, who had at one point applied for credit with the company, were taken in a 'highly sophisticated cyberattack.'
The latest in the series of hacks on the company's customers' data comes on the heels of two attacks in 2020, one in 2019, and another in 2018. This most recent breach is by far the largest.
News broke that a hacker was trying to sell T-Mobile customer data online, data they claimed to have gotten via compromised T-Mobile servers. They claimed the data contained names, addresses, social security numbers (SSN), driver license information, phone numbers and unique IMEI numbers.
Eleven men, believed to be part of the "Anonymous Malaysia" hacker group, have been detained following six raids conducted by Malaysian police in Pahang, Johor, Perak and the Klang Valley. The group was believed to be responsible for cyber attacks on websites belonging to the government and the private sector.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the suspects, aged between 22 and 40, were detained following the group's recent threat to hack the government's computer system.
Among those arrested by the Commercial Crime Investigation Department of Malaysian police headquarters, he said, was the administrator of the Anonymous Malaysia Facebook page.
"We will investigate further and ascertain if there are other members of the group," he told reporters after visiting a Covid-19 police roadblock set up at a Selangor toll plaza.
Datuk Seri Acryl Sani said the group was believed to be responsible for cyber attacks on websites belonging to the government and the private sector.
"We are not ruling out the possibility of 17 websites having been hacked," he added.
It was learnt that the suspects were also responsible for hacking the systems belonging to the Johor and Sabah state governments as well as Malaysia's International Trade and Industry Ministry.