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One Buck Chuck! T-Mob User Details Spotted on Dark WebOne Buck Chuck! T-Mob User Details Spotted on Dark Web

Trustev, an Irish fraud protection group, has found T-Mobile customer details up for sale on the Dark Web for just a buck!

Dan Jones

October 5, 2015

1 Min Read
One Buck Chuck! T-Mob User Details Spotted on Dark Web

Following last week's hack of Experian -- the credit agency used by T-Mobile to handle applicant's credit checks -- customer details are now up for sale on the so-called Dark Web.

Irish fraud prevention firm Trustev has spotted customer details up for sale for as little as a dollar, according to VentureBeat. The Dark Web -- sometimes called the Deep Web -- refers to a set of websites with hidden IP addresses that can't be found with a regular browser search.

For more on a security, head over to the dedicated security content page on Light Reading.

The data breach at Experian -- the largest global credit agency -- was revealed on Thursday. Up to 15 million T-Mobile US Inc. customers could be at risk because of the hack. This includes new applicants and other customers that required a credit check between September 1, 2013, and September 16 this year.

Not surprisingly, T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, said he was "incredibly angry" about the breach over the weekend, as the Financial Times reported. The "un-carrier" is reportedly considering cancelling its contract with Experian.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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