T-Mobile US has recently told news outlets that a breach of its data about customers has compromise its security.
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CNN Business has recently reported that T-Mobile US revealed a setback from a breach of its data on Monday although it never disclosed if hackers accessed any personal information from customers or the scope of the damage.
The mobile company from the United States acknowledged the breach after hackers told Vice that they obtained for sale “full customer info” from the servers of T-Mobile US about what they said were over 100 million people.
T-Mobile US told news outlets on late Sunday that it was “aware of claims made in an underground forum” and “actively investigating their validity”, adding on Monday that it has blocked hackers from gaining entry to its systems, and that it has been recruiting the enforcement for assistance with the “highest degree of urgency” to make an investigation on the breach.
Adding that it has been seeking the help of the law in this case, T-Mobile US stated, “We have been working around the clock to investigate claims being made that T-Mobile data may have been illegally accessed… 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… Until we have completed this assessment we cannot confirm the reported number of records affected or the validity of statements made by others”.
T-Mobile US resolved to keep informing their clientele about the situation once the probe had revealed more leads.
The stock of T-Mobile US fell by 3 per cent on Monday after reports of the breach of its data.