Tuesday, June 9, 2009

T-Mobile has Customer Database Hacked - Let's Hear it for Security

Welcome to the un-official/unintentional continuing cell phone technology blog. It's weird that the last few days I've blogged more about phones than I have in the last 6 months, but anyway...

Today's post is not about a phone, but rather about a mobile phone company; T-Mobile to be exact. It seems the folks at T-Mobile had their customer database hacked. That's right, "We have everything, their databases, confidential documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009," a group calling itself "pwnmobile" wrote in an e-mail Saturday to various tech and security Web sites.

This group says they have already tried to sell the info to T-Mobile competitors, but were not successful. Now they are willing to sell the info to the highest bidder.

T-Mobile will neither confirm nor deny the security breach. In fairness to T-Mobile, the group that claims to have the info has not yet offered any proof, but if I were a customer, I'd have concerns.

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