Avast! T-Mobile Plundered By Pirates.

Posted: Jun 9 2009, 11:50am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:49pm CDT , in Technology News


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On Saturday a group of hackers busted into the T-Mobile website and nabbed some confidential data from the carrier's servers. They posted some of the pilfered info up on a message board called Full Disclosure and stated that they would be selling the rest to the highest bidder. The info stolen included data about T-Mobile's operating system versions, applications, and IP addresses.

The hackers tried first to sell the data to several competing carriers, but no one was foolish enough to try to buy the stolen information. The (relatively) public posting of T-Mobile secrets caused a bit of an uproar, until the carrier assured customers that none of their personal info was stolen.

"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," said T-Mobile.

Of course, what T-Mobile believes and the full truth could be two very different things. Their wording was just vague enough to assuage worry without actually saying anything substantial about what, exactly, was stolen. With any luck the hackers responsible will be brought to justice before too long and T-Mobile customers can rest a little easier again.

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