[ISN] T-Mobile investigates possible security breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 04:04:32 -0500 (CDT)

By Marguerite Reardon
CNet News
June 8, 2009

T-Mobile USA is looking into claims that a hacker has broken into its 
data bases and stolen customer and company information.

Someone anonymously posted the claims on the security mailing list Full 
Disclosure on Saturday. In that post, the hacker claims to have gotten 
access to "everything, their databases, confidential documents, scripts 
and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009."

The poster said he had offered the information to T-Mobile competitors, 
but they supposedly didn't show any interest. Now he says he is offering 
the information to the highest bidder.

T-Mobile issued a statement that the company is looking into the matter.

"The protection of our customers' information, and the safety and 
security of our systems, is absolutely paramount at T-Mobile," the 
company said. "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."

Some security experts were skeptical of the claims.


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