A hacker has come forward to claim that he executed the T-Mobile data breach that exposed nearly 50 million users’ personal data, criticising the cyber-security infrastructure at the US telecommunication giant.
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, the hacker who goes by the name of John Binns said he was behind the attack and provided evidence that he could access accounts associated with it.
“John Binns, a 21-year-old American who moved to Turkey a few years ago, told The Wall Street Journal he was behind the security breach. Mr. Binns, who since 2017 has used several online aliases, communicated with the Journal in Telegram messages from an account that discussed details of the hack before they were widely known,” the report mentioned on Thursday.
He called the carrier’s security “awful”, saying that realising how much data he had access to made him panic.
T-Mobile has admitted that nearly 47.8 million customers were affected in a latest data breach.