T-Mobile at centre of hacking claims

UPDATE: T-Mobile customers can breathe a sigh of relief – it seems the T-Mobile hackers were actually just big hoaxers. After a "thorough i

T-Mobile customers can breathe a sigh of relief – it seems the T-Mobile hackers were actually just big hoaxers.

After a "thorough investigation" the company is reporting that there is "no evidence" that any customer information or company information had been compromised.

However, T-Mobile is assuring customer that it will continue to monitor the situation, and has taken "additional measures" to ensure all its info is protected.

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Hackers posting on an unmoderated forum are claiming to have broken into T-Mobile's database and stolen huge amounts of private data.

The post was seen on the Full Disclosure forum, a place Yahoo is reporting as a place where people can report details on security vulnerabilities.

"We have everything -- their databases, confidential documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009," the post read. "We are offering them for the highest bidder."

The hackers have apparently been in contact with competitors who have refused to buy the information, some of which seemed to be attached to the forum post – to give it credibility, we assume.

T-Mobile has said it is investigating the rumoured attack, adding it was standard practice to inform any customers affected by any data breach as soon as possible.

As for the truth behind the post, Full Disclosure has said that around 80% of the forum is "drivel". Also strange that the supposed hackers have seemingly gone AWOL since the "attack", with no replies to any emails since the weekend.

We'll keep you updated with any news we get – let us know if you hear from T-Mobile before we do.