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.
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.”