Recently reported by a security researcher, a T-mobile bug on their website exposed its customers personal information.
Due to a major flaw on T-mobiles website, hackers apparently had an easy access option to millions of customers’ personal information with only their phone number. Supposedly the bug was fixed on Friday once the security researcher brought the issue to T-mobiles attention.
The types of information that may have been breached is a customers e-mail address, account numbers, and phone’s IMSI, which is a unique identifier that is assigned to every device. However it’s important to note that there is no evidence that the information was used in any malicious manner.
Potential problems can however arise from the use of someones IMSI number which could allow someone to track the phones location and/or intercept calls, text messages and metadata. Generally these IMSI numbers are used by law enforcement to track cell-phones that belong to persons of interest or help locate missing persons.
Here we are again with possible problems with online security. Another reason to ensure your cyber security and effectiveness.
Give us a call at Re2tech today and let us ensure the validity of your network! Also if your a T-mobile user, just keep a more watchful eye on the functionality of your calls/messages.