T-Mobile denies hackers stole data

T-Mobile USA denied claims that hackers had breached its servers and had stolen customer and company information. The carrier said in a statement yesterday that it had found "no evidence" that such information had been compromised, and that reports saying otherwise were inaccurate.

T-Mobile said it is still monitoring the situation and that it has taken additional measures to ensure the safety of its customers' information and its own systems. "As is our standard practice, customers can be assured if there is any evidence that customer or system information has been compromised, we would inform those affected as quickly as possible," the company said in its statement.

On Saturday, a document that hackers said was stolen from T-Mobile servers surfaced on Insecure.org, a website that deals with computer security issues. The document was accompanied by a note offering to sell the data to the highest bidder. On Monday, T-Mobile acknowledged the issue and said it "identified the document from which information was copied" and that "possession of this alone is not enough to cause harm to our customers."

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