T-Mobile USA Servers Breached

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WARNING!  T-Mobile USA servers have been breached. The so called “hacker” has valuable information such as subscriber data and says they  “have everything, their databases, confidential [sic] documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009.” The “hacker(s)” claim that they’ve been in close contact with the carrier’s competitors trying to sell the data, but have had no luck so far. Now, they are apparently looking to sell all of it to the highest bidder. The perpetrators allegedly call themselves “hackers”… if you would want to go as far as saying that. We aren’t really clear yet as to how all of this data was obtained and whether it was from an internal employee or not.

Our friends over at Engadget, however, have received an official comment from T-Mobile, stating that they are looking into the claim but cannot confirm if this has actually happened. “The protection of our customers’ information, and the safety and security of our systems, is absolutely paramount at T-Mobile. Regarding the recent claim, we are fully investigating the matter. As is our standard practice, if there is any evidence that customer information has been compromised, we would inform those affected as soon as possible.”Their statement pretty much amounts to your standard announcement anytime a claim like this is made somewhere – we see someone claims to have done something, we value your privacy and will work to ensure that all this gets cleared up, and we will be the first to inform you if data has been compromised. Hmm… let’s hope something happens soon… we’ll keep you posted.

Via Slashdot & Engadget Mobile

*UPDATE*

T-Mobile USA has released an official statement regarding the recent server breach. In brief T-Mobile admits that there was some data taken, but that it wasn’t anything that will evade the privacy of customers. T-Mobile states that they are still investigating the matter. Here is the full statement:

“To reaffirm, the protection of our customers’ information and the security of our systems is paramount at T-Mobile. 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. We continue to investigate the matter, and have taken additional precautionary measures to further ensure our customers’ information and our systems are protected. At this moment, we are unable to disclose additional information in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, but customers can be assured if there is any evidence that customer information has been compromised, we would inform those affected as quickly as possible.”

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  • Rey

    that img is so funny ! lol

  • TaTo22

    lets see what goes on and for the pic its is funny

  • watsup

    As long as this doesn’t interfere with the release date of the mytouch…

  • Andy

    wow that’s just low.. computer nerds who have no lives probably did this for fun. I hope T-mobile finds them and gives me their address! I’m F*** them up LOL.

  • TMoTech

    TMo is very paranoid about security – would be surprised if this happened from outside (or even inside). I expect with a story like this out, true or not, I’ll have to now answer a dozen calls at work from the tinfoil-hat people who are convinced someone has been into their accounts.

  • Neesh

    HAHA…..I Was Just Telling My Cousin Something Like This Would Happen..SMH. The Picture Is So Funnnyyy…Hmmm…Maybe The “Hackers” Can Turn My Shitty Phone Back On Or Something…Wow. I Feel Sorry For Tmo. Maybe Now They Will Stop Calling Harassing Me.

  • mmaestro

    I hope we hear something from them soon, even if it’s a denial after thorough investigation. I’m tending towards this being a hoax, but you never know.

  • http://alexgetsreal.abelinda.net alex

    this sucks! i really hope it isn’t true

  • WXman

    Do people think someone would be this stupid? To steal data, and then go to the competition and say “look what I have?” That would just be a one-way ticket to jail, and nobody is that stupid. Well, maybe some are…

    This is bogus.

  • TRobshi

    Yea I’m thinking this is a hoax. I hope it is anyway…

  • SolGlow

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

  • Foobar4U

    Shouldn’t the headline end with a “?” instead of a “!” ?

  • http://None.com John

    0mg h4x0rz a123 s0 ann0y1ng

    hopefully its a hoax and sorted out soon

  • http://www.cnn.com Elrich

    This would never happen at Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, right? Maybe I need to make the switch?

  • Galen20K

    I think its Fake.

  • drivethruboy168

    @Elrich…
    think about this, Verizon employees were fired to the extreme for looking up celebrity customers accounts and info even the presidents account. This could happen to anybody!

  • Haha-fake

    Given the information (its about 2 years old) and its format I’d say it was a former disgruntled employee.

  • Sbarney

    It didn’t happen. Reports on the released document show it to be almost 2 years old. At least the article should say “Hackers Claim T-Mobile USA Servers Breached”

  • -ray

    Hmm, I wonder if this data consists of online payment information such as debit, credit and banking information. T-mo had better not putz around with this.. Companies are going to be held responsible for consumer data and I am sure they do not want to be made an example out of. The Gov might own over sixty percent of them along with GM..

  • Aaron Ratner

    How stupid can you people be? If this were to actually happen, I am certain you would see it on every major news station rather than the Tmonews blog.

  • Touchmymytouch

    Yea its bogus. Still funny to think that there’s some 36 year old virgin livin in mom’s basement somewhere who got bored with wackn it to anime and started this hoax….. Frickn hilarious.

  • SolGlow

    Yea – real bogus.
    http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2009/06/09/t-mobile-thinks-data-leak-not-enough-to-cause-harm-to-customer

    For those that think this is “no big deal” what company can you name came right out and said “this is bad.”

    Not one, because it will cause far and away more harm to it’s day to day operations IMMEDIATELY then a new hot phone will.

  • danska

    I don’t really have any sensitive data with t-mobile other than the credit card payments i may online at my.t-mobile.com. And i use a prepaid debit card for that. They won’t get anything from that!’

    Let’s make a deal t-mobile! Throw in a touchpro2 at half price and i will forgive ya! (yah right!)