Deutsche Telekom finds passwords for sale on dark web, but denies hack

Zack Whittaker reports:

German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom has warned its customers that it found account passwords for sale on the dark web.

In a German posting on its website, the company said that a sample of 90 records it received showed that “at least part” of the detail are “real and current.”

The sample is part of a larger cache, thought to be between 64,000 records and 120,000 records.

But the company denied it had been hacked, and suggested the data may have been obtained through phishing.

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