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Reports are coming out that T-Mobile has again been hacked. In 2005 T-Mobile was hacked by Nicholas Jacobsen resulting in exposure of all 16 million U.S. users account details. Current reports and posted screen captures appear to show that once again hackers have full access to T-Mobile’s network.

T-Mobile initially denied the report but later released this announcement:

“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.”

A post on Insecure.Org reports to be from the hackers and list T-Mobile’s server and network setup with enough detail it does appear they had full access. The message itself or rather the offer to sell the information was very interesting:

Hello world,

The U.S. T-Mobile network predominately uses the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1900 MHz frequency-band, making it the largest 1900 MHz network in the United States. Service is
available in 98 of the 100 largest markets and 268 million potential customers.

Like Checkpoint Tmobile has been owned for some time. We have everything, their databases, confidental documents, scripts and programs from their servers,
financial documents up to 2009.

We already contacted with 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.

Please only serious offers, don’t waste our time.



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