T-Mobile hacked in the US

Cyber criminals

Hackers are claiming to have successfully attacked T-Mobile, and are offering stolen corporate data to the highest bidder.

The un-named hackers - going only by the email identity pwnmobile@safe-mail.net - claimed on Saturday via a post on Insecure.org to have all the company's corporate information.

A statement on the site said: "We have everything, their databases, confidential documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009."

"We already contacted... their competitors and they didn't show interest in buying their data - probably because the mails got to the wrong people - so now we are offering them for the highest bidder."

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."

"Regarding the recent claim, we are fully investigating the matter. As is our standard practice, if there is any evidence that customer information has been compromised, we would inform those affected as soon as possible."

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