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T-Mobile confirms security breach

Zach Epstein
June 9th, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Following yesterday’s news of a possible security breach at T-Mobile, the carrier has confirmed today it was indeed a victim of data theft. According to the company, internal information posted on the Internet by hackers was authentic. T-Mobile also claims however, that the stolen data does not appear to jeopardize its customers.

Regarding the recent claim on a Web site, we’ve identified the document from which information was copied and believe possession of this alone is not enough to cause harm to our customers.

A bit PR-ish, considering the hackers claim to have obtained several confidential documents along with financial and database data. The unnamed group first tried to sell said information to T-Mobile competitors and when that didn’t work they offered the data up to the highest bidder. Whether or not a sale has taken place is unclear for the time being.

Thanks, Chris!

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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