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Alleged T-Mobile Data Offered To Highest Bidder

A note offering the data for sale says that the company's databases, confidential documents, and financial documents were stolen.
T-Mobile, however, says it's still looking into the matter. "The protection of our customers' information, and the safety and security of our systems, is absolutely paramount at T-Mobile," the company said in an e-mailed statement. "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."

On Monday evening, a T-Mobile spokesperson issued a revised statement, via e-mail, acknowledging that a data breach had occurred and implying that no personally identifiable information appears to have been compromised.


"To reaffirm, the protection of our customers' information and the security of our systems is paramount at T-Mobile. 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.

We continue to investigate the matter, and have taken additional precautionary measures to further ensure our customers' information and our systems are protected. At this moment, we are unable to disclose additional information in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, but customers can be assured if there is any evidence that customer information has been compromised, we would inform those affected as quickly as possible."


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