It takes a very specific type of person to steal nearly 50 million people’s data and then brag about it under your real name in a major international newspaper. John Binns, according to the Wall Street Journal, is exactly that type of person.
The paper reports that the 21-year-old American is behind the August T-Mobile hack. He pilfered an assortment of past, present, and prospective T-Mobile users’ info including full names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, driver’s license and other ID information, and, in some cases, account PINs. And he’s apparently not shy about sharing that fact.