[ISN] T-Mobile Confirms Stolen Data is Genuine

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:38:43 -0500 (CDT)

By Jeremy Kirk
June 09, 2009 
IDG News Service

T-Mobile confirmed on Tuesday that internal information posted on the 
Internet by hackers was stolen from its systems, but said it does not 
appear customer data is in jeopardy.

Hackers posted a message on Saturday on the Full Disclosure 
vulnerability message board claiming they'd pilfered confidential 
documents as well as financial and database information from T-Mobile's 
servers. After trying to sell the data to T-Mobile's competitors, they 
wrote they were offering the information to the highest bidder.

However, T-Mobile disputes the value of the data. "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," the company said.

T-Mobile said further information could not be released due to the 
ongoing investigation. The company will contact customers if it becomes 
evident personal information was compromised, it said.


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