T-Mobile Says Data Breach Not Caused By Hackers

11 Jun 2009 | Security , T-Mobile | 0 comments


T-Mobile USA confirmed that the customer data that was posted on the Internet late last week belonged to the carrier, but it wasn't obtained by hacking.

Last Saturday, hackers posted log files taken from T-Mobile's network to the Full Disclosure mailing list and were claiming to have hacked the carrier. They wrote: "We have everything, their databases, confidential documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009."

While T-Mobile claimed that the data belonged to them, they denied that it was obtained by hacking into the company's network. According to a statement, "The document in question has been determined to be a T-Mobile document though there is no customer information contained in the document. There is no evidence to indicate that the T-Mobile security system was hacked into nor any evidence of a breach."

The hackers were also trying to sell the customer data to the highest bidder. As a reminder, T-Mobile USA's parent company Deutsche Telekom also admitted a breach that exposed 17 million customer records last year.