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T-Mobile thinks data leak "not enough to cause harm" to customers

Chris Ziegler

After news broke of a possible breach into T-Mobile's systems over the weekend, subscribers were understandably concerned over claims that personal information (among other things) may have been pilfered by the offenders who later offered the data for sale to the carrier's competitors. An investigation has been launched, and so far, it sounds like T-Mobile is admitting some data was taken -- but that it wasn't enough to be of any concern to its customers. Work is ongoing to determine exactly what the hackers got their hands on and how, but it's a promising sign that subscribers don't need to step up fraud monitoring on their accounts. The full statement is below:

"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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