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T-Mobile Responds to Hacking Case

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Jan 14, 2005, 12:44 AM   by (staff)

In October 2004, Nicholas Jacobsen was arrested for compromising T-Mobile's back-end computer systems. The breach occurred in October 2003, when the hacker gained to access names and Social Security numbers of 400 T-Mobile subscribers. T-Mobile immediately closed the hacker's entryway, and notified the Secret Service. No other subscriber data was compromised at the time, not even the victims credit card numbers, which are stored on a separate server. Once the Secret Service cleared T-Mobile to do so, each victim was notified in writing. T-Mobile and the Secret Service continued their investigation, during which it is possible the hacker who was charged gained access to one Secret Service member's mobile email as well as pictures and email from selected subscribers. T-Mobile continues to investigate this claim but has not reached any conclusions. However, break-ins occurring during this time frame were included in Jacobsen's indictment. T-Mobile has used the this investigation's efforts to continue to seal off opportunities for unauthorized access, ""We continue to monitor for any illegal attempts to access our systems, and to stay one step ahead of those who would try," said Bruce Brown, CIO, T-Mobile USA.

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Good Job T-Mobile SPCSVZWJeff Jan 17, 2005, 2:18 PM
I smell sh*t gueido Jan 17, 2005, 4:50 AM
What's the big deal? Zapata Jan 17, 2005, 12:33 AM
Pffffffft. akaszuba Jan 16, 2005, 2:33 AM
secret service? rowanrook Jan 14, 2005, 1:42 PM
 
 
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