T-Mobile CEO Apologizes for Mega-Breach, Offers Update

Hacker Claiming Responsibility for Attack Calls Company’s Security ‘Awful’
T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert on Friday issued an official mea culpa for the data breach that exposed information on 54 million of the company’s customers and prospects. On Thursday, a hacker who claimed responsibility for the attack called the company’s cybersecurity “awful,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Sievert said in his 1,200-word statement: “To say we are disappointed and frustrated that this happened is an understatement. Keeping our customers’ data safe is a responsibility we take incredibly seriously, and preventing this type of event from happening has always been a top priority of ours. Unfortunately, this time we were not successful.”

Sievert said T-Mobile has notified all those affected. He said an investigation is ongoing, and he declined to offer any specifics on how the attack transpired.

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