Hacker takes credit for 54 million T-Mobile data breach, calls security ‘awful’

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A hacker who claims to be behind last week’s T-Mobile data breach that compromised 54 million people’s personal data told The Wall Street Journal in a story published today (Aug. 26) that the company’s “security is awful.” 

John Binns, a 21-year-old American living in Turkey, his mother’s homeland, told the newspaper that he found an unprotected T-Mobile router online in July, then used that to pivot on Aug. 4 into more than 100 servers containing personal data of current and former customers at a T-Mobile data center in central Washington state.

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