A new massive cyberattack is allegedly targeting Phone House's customers. Some security experts claimed that more than 13 billion consumers are currently affected by the latest malicious activity. 

New Massive Cyberattack Targets More Than 13 Billion Phone House Consumers: Is This Serious?
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A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe's biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.

Various security researchers explained that the involved hackers used a ransomware attack to obtain sensitive details of Phone House's consumers. They added that these cybercriminals contacted the tech giant company to threaten it, saying that if Phone House won't pay a financial ransom, it will reveal its users' sensitive data. 

The latest massive cyberattack started on Sunday, April 11. Phone House confirmed that it is now investigating the massive breach, confirming that it is working with a cybersecurity company. 

What Information About Phone House was Leaked? 

According to Explica's latest report, the new cyberattack might have accessed the email addresses, date of birth, telephone numbers, physical addresses, and full names of Phone House's customers. 

New Massive Cyberattack Targets More Than 13 Billion Phone House Consumers: Is This Serious?
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A participant sits with a laptop computer as he attends the annual Chaos Communication Congress of the Chaos Computer Club at the Berlin Congress Center on December 28, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The Chaos Computer Club is Europe's biggest network of computer hackers and its annual congress draws up to 3,000 participants.

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"Downloading such information would be partial, and would not affect all the data processed by Phone House, but some of your data may have been compromised," said Phone House's spokesman via Euro Weekly News

Aside from these, security experts, who are involved in the current investigation, claimed that the alleged hackers might have also leaked consumers' bank account numbers. 

Although this is the case, they confirmed that the massive hack wasn't able to access Phone House consumers' bank cards. This was prevented since the giant company doesn't store their passwords and other ultra-sensitive details.

Phone House explained that the users have nothing to worry about since its internal teams are now working with the world benchmark and leading company in cybersecurity services.  

Is the Cyberattack Serious? 

As of the moment, security experts haven't confirmed the new cyberattack's threat level. Right now, Phone House still didn't provide the cyberattackers' requested financial ransom. 

Although this might sound like a bad idea, security experts said that this is the right thing to do since it is not 100% guaranteed that the malicious actors will not leak Phone House consumers' data, even if they receive the amount of money they are asking for. 

On the other hand, involved security researchers said that the data of more than 13 billion Phone House customers are now published on the Dark Web. If you want to know more details, all you need to do is click here

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