Yesterday we reported a story from Reuters that claimed an online forum had been circulating rumors that T-Mobile suffered a data breach. T-Mobile had been made aware of the claims but had not confirmed or denied the existence of a data breach. Today, the company has confirmed that there has been a breach in their security.
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Below is the full statement that T-Mobile gave concerning the data breach and the steps they are taking now:
We have been working around the clock to investigate claims being made that T-Mobile data may have been illegally accessed. We take the protection of our customers very seriously and we are conducting an extensive analysis alongside digital forensic experts to understand the validity of these claims, and we are coordinating with law enforcement.
We have determined that unauthorized access to some T-Mobile data occurred, however we have not yet determined that there is any personal customer data involved. We are confident that the entry point used to gain access has been closed, and we are continuing our deep technical review of the situation across our systems to identify the nature of any data that was illegally accessed. This investigation will take some time but we are working with the highest degree of urgency. Until we have completed this assessment we cannot confirm the reported number of records affected or the validity of statements made by others.
We understand that customers will have questions and concerns, and resolving those is critically important to us. Once we have a more complete and verified understanding of what occurred, we will proactively communicate with our customers and other stakeholders.T-Mobile
For now, it looks like customers will have to wait to see if they were affected by this data breach. We will update or bring you a new story when there is more information to share.
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