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T-Mobile confirms security breach

June 9th, 2009

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 …

Verizon fires employees for accessing Barack Obama’s cell phone records

November 22nd, 2008

If you are at work and you see the private mobile phone records of President-elect Barack Obama, no matter how enticing, you must resist the urge to take a quick peek. Several Verizon Wireless employees succumbed to that temptation and have found themselves in a heap of trouble. According to a press release on Thursday, …

T-Mobile Germany exposes confidential data for 30 million customers

October 13th, 2008

Fresh on the heels of last week’s announcement that they lost confidential data for 17 million customers, T-Mobile on Saturday confirmed that an error in their system exposed the confidential data for 30 million customers. The data breach which included bank account information was easy to access and manipulate online. T-Mobile quietly introduced a new …

T-Mobile admits to losing confidential data for 17 million customers

October 5th, 2008

Deutsche Telekom admitted Saturday that a security breach in 2006 led to the theft of confidential data belonging to 17 million T-Mobile customers. The stolen data included birth dates, telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses. Bank details were not part of the theft. According to statements made by T-Mobile, the data continues to circulate but …

Want Someone’s Apple ID Password? Just Ask Apple for it

July 8th, 2008

Wow. Just wow. Marko Karppinen, head of a Finnish software development firm specializing in Mac software, just found himself on the wrong end of a security breach. According to his blog post from this morning Karppinen was the victim of a complex, crafty and well-executed scheme clearly carried out by a team of unscrupulous professional …