The 21-year-old hacker who broke into T-Mobile’s servers and took personal records for in excess of 50 million people says the organization’s “awful” security made it simple — and that he did it for consideration.
“Creating commotion was one goal,” hacker John Binns boasted in a meeting with The media. “Their security is awful.”
Binns broke into T-Mobile’s servers prior in August, taking data on in excess of 54 million current, previous and planned customers, as indicated by T-Mobile.
While a few customers had government backed retirement numbers and birthday celebrations uncovered, others had one of a kind phone-connected data like IMEI and IMSI numbers stolen — which different hackers could use as a beginning stage to assume control over casualties’ phone lines, as per the news.
Binns — who passes by screen names including IRDev and v0rtex — would not tell the paper whether he been paid to execute the hack or had sold any of the stolen data. He likewise would not say whether he worked alone.
T-Mobile didn’t quickly answer to a solicitation for input on the report. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s office in Seattle is apparently examining the hack.
Binns, an American who experienced childhood in northern Virginia who moved to his mom’s home of Turkey at age 18, said that he got to T-Mobile’s servers in the wake of finding an unprotected switch uncovered on the internet. He then, at that point purportedly utilized the switch as a section highlight break T-Mobile’s data center in Washington state and grabbed the stolen data around Aug. 4.
“I was freezing since I approached something significant,” Binns said.
As proof of his inclusion, Binns showed the paper that he approached a record that had shared screen captures of T-Mobile’s inside frameworks.
Glenn Gerstell, a previous general counsel for the National Security Agency, told the Journal that Binns’ portrayal of T-Mobile’s security framework was disturbing.
“That to me doesn’t seem like great data management rehearses,” he said.
Binns additionally guaranteed that he was being aggrieved by US authorities, telling the media without corroboration that he had been stole in Germany and put in a phony mental hospital.
“I have zero excuse to make up a phony seizing story and I’m trusting that somebody inside the FBI spills data concerning that,” he said.
The news comes only one day after President Joe Biden met a highest point of top tech and business pioneers including the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and JPMorgan to examine cybersecurity issues.