Cyber Security Today, Aug. 27, 2021 – Alleged T-Mobile hacker comes forward, a COVID-19 vaccination form scam, and more

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An alleged T-Mobile hacker comes forward, a COVID-19 vaccination form scam, and more.

Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday August 27th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.

A 21-year-old American now living in Turkey says he was behind the recent T-Mobile hack of information on over 50 million current and former customers of the wireless carrier. According to a synopsis by the ZDNet news service, the man told the Wall Street Journal the hack was retaliation for allegedly being kidnapped by CIA and Turkish intelligence agents in 2019. He claimed he was able to break into the carrier’s network through an unprotected router. The man has filed a freedom of information request the FBI, the CIA and the U.S. Justice Department alleging he has been under investigation for computer crimes.

There’s lots of talk by governments and companies about requiring employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination…

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