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T-Mobile Staffer Steals Customer Data, Attempts at Selling the Same

A staffer of T-Mobile who stole more than 1.5m customer data subsequently attempted at selling the same to earn profit. It was at T-Mobile Czech Republic that the incident occurred, when someone from one small team, which usually handled customer data, seemingly authorized for accessing 1.5m or more client records tried pilfering as well as selling those records thereafter. Police investigation is going on which is why the carrier has not given any further information. However, according to the company, the data did not contain passwords, traffic, location or any further sensitive details.

T-Mobile assured its clients there were not any sensitive details within the stolen data since the data dealt with marketing information. Managing Director Milan Vasina of T-Mobile Czech Republic stated that there wasn't any real data exposure as well as that the database was secure. However local media quoting Spokeswoman Martina Kemrova on behalf of the company reported that T-Mobile admitted the theft as well as sale of the client records.

It's not clear if Ms. Vasina means to say that no sale actually took place; as a result, customer database had remained secure, alternatively if her comments in the media had been misquoted. Zdnet.com posted this online dated June 20, 2016.

The company states the hack didn't have any connection with signal failure nor any procedural or system failure. Therefore, the incident represents an instance of a human error. The sole danger that clients could encounter is that unsolicited marketing e-mails may potentially land into their mailboxes; therefore they should get prepared for receiving certain extra spam, the telecom firm states.

T-Mobile further confirmed it would inform its clients about any further happenings from time to time. The company asserts the incident is because of the staffer's activity rather than any procedural or system breakdown at the telco.

The firm, in the meantime, assured that albeit during an elaborate examination, it was determined that no system breakdown had occurred, in spite of it, the company would re-examine the entire system as also take into consideration about introducing further precautionary measures in the event of an emergency.

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