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Man attempts to sue T-mobile because of cryptocurrency

The Fall of a Crypto Exchanger

Cryptocurrencies have been gaining momentum in the last few years as an alternative means of currency. However due to the means by which cryptocurrencies exist, they are susceptible to abuse and have been many time en-counting.

Many news posts and articles lately involve the same old story of hackers gaining control of computers and demand a ransom in cryptocurrencies using ransomware, or hackers have stolen online crypto wallets, or really anything you could probably come up with. It seems like hackers and crypto have been a match made in heaven, and sadly a certain perturbed man would probably agree.

Carlos Tapang of Washington state blames T-mobile for it’s lack of responsibility when his account was hacked and his cryptocoins stolen. The hackers had hacked Carlos’ phone and then altered the password on a crypto account and transfered his coin into the BitCoin and cashed out, netting a probable $20,000. After the hackers had hacked the phone, they also cancelled his number and transferred to AT&T in which T-mobile was not able to recover for over a day.

The suit points the finger to T-mobile for being at fault because apparently T-mobile had stated they would be adding PIN codes to Tapang’s account but they never did. Not only that, but Carlos states that through multiple attempts hackers can gain access to accounts through calling T-mobile’s support line and that his leaves him still vulnerable, as well as many others. To support his claims, Carlos had brought statements of anonymous users online about similar breaches they had occur with their T-mobile accounts.

Carlos is suing under the allegations that the event has caused “emotional distress” and a lot of “time, energy and expense”, so he is seeking¬† damages and injunctive relief, which may result in additive security measures by T-mobile.

Crypto in all forms is a risky endeavor, and hackers are always on the watch for a new trick to play and coin to pull.

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T-mobile the next big company to have leaked customer information!

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. 

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