Following a potential security breach at T-Mobile, the network has now provided a comment on this story:
“Following a recent online posting that someone allegedly accessed T-Mobile servers, the company is conducting a thorough investigation and at this time has found no evidence that customer information, or other company information, has been compromised. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate and should be corrected.
T-Mobile continues to monitor this situation and as a precaution has taken additional measures to further ensure our customers’ information and our systems are protected.
As is our standard practice, customers can be assured if there is any evidence that customer or system information has been compromised, we would inform those affected as quickly as possible.”
After the widely reported security breach of T-Mobile USA’s network, the telecoms giant has responded to say that there isn’t yet any confirmation that sensitive details had been compromised.
News of the breach first broke at Insecure.org where the hackers posted to announce the feat; and the opening of bidding for the customers’ confidential details.
T-Mobile told IT PRO, “the protection of our customers’ information, and the safety and security of our systems, is absolutely paramount at T-Mobile.”
Whilst that’s reassuring, somewhat, there are bound to be a few nervous souls out there wondering exactly what the damage of the most recent breach might be; well, if it helps at all, T-Mobile told CIO.com that “regarding the recent claim on a website, 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.”
Encouraging as that is, the investigation continues to discover the extent of the intrusion, with T-Mobile pledging to notify customers that may have been compromised as necessary.
This isn’t the first report of a breach over at T-Mobile, with a previous successful attempt resulting in one hacker having access to T-Mobile’s (then) 16.5 million customer database in 1995.