Hackers have stolen details of two million T-Mobile US customers

Telecoms provider T-Mobile has admitted that hackers gained access to some of its customer data this week.

No social security numbers, payment card data, or passwords included in the haul, but that doesn’t mean you have nothing to worry about.

Smashing Security podcast #073: Rick Astley: Never gonna hack you up

Politician admits to hacking a rival’s website, T-Mobile Austria ends up in a Twitter security storm, and siren systems are hit by a Rick Astley attack.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

How one teen gained access to T-Mobile’s network for free – without any data plan or contract

A teenager recently found a way to gain access to T-Mobile’s mobile network for free – that is, without any data plan or contracts.

David Bisson reports.

Experian hacked, but it’s 15 million T-Mobile customers who are put at risk

T-Mobile’s CEO says he is “incredibly angry”.

The reason? Hackers have stolen information about 15 million people – all of whom had interacted with T-Mobile either as customers or potential customers.

But it wasn’t T-Mobile who got hacked…

Woman charged £1400 for stolen mobile phone

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

T-Mobile customers’ personal data sold to rivals

Read more in my article at Naked Security.