A hacker using an online account to access hacked accounts and boost mobile phone numbers of mobile phone owners has created a new one for Irish consumers.
The account is now called ‘hacking’ and appears to be an attempt to access accounts belonging to consumers.
It is not known if the account was created by the same person or if it is part of a wider scheme, but it appears to have access to hundreds of thousands of phone numbers belonging to Irish consumers, including those on the mobile network.
It is not clear how the account gained access to the phone numbers.
In an email to customers, a spokesperson for Irish Mobile said the account had been created by an individual with the username ‘hacker’.
He added that the account did not appear to be a bot, saying the account holder was not actively hacking.
In an email sent to customers on Monday, the company said:The account does not appear directly to be malicious.
The hacker is simply using the account to gain access to data and information about mobile phone users.
He/she is only using the phone number to access the phone company’s website.
The account is not being used to impersonate other people, the spokesperson said.
However, a statement from the company confirmed the account has access to phone numbers, and added:This is not an attempt by the account-holder to steal other users’ information.
This is an attempt from a single person to gain a foothold in the mobile phone industry.
The person who created this account is an individual who is currently in the process of creating new accounts.
It does not contain any malware and no accounts are being compromised.
It appears that the hacker is using the device of an Irish consumer, who has not provided their name or contact details.
The hacker has not yet responded to calls and emails seeking comment.
In the case of Instagram and Google accounts, which are usually linked to the users of the accounts, the hackers have also used the mobile numbers of Irish customers to gain the ability to bypass security measures.
The accounts of many Irish consumers have been hacked in recent years, and many have had to pay a ransom in the hope of getting their accounts back.
Last month, Irish authorities reported the largest ransom in its history for an account belonging to a woman in her late 60s.
The payment was worth €12,000 ($13,500).
The account was linked to a mobile phone number.
A similar scam has been discovered in the US in the past, with one hacker being linked to several victims, who are believed to have paid around $2 million.