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T-Mobile confirms security breach

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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