T-Mobile Website was hacked and had a security hole until last week

T-Mobile website was hacked and had a security hole until last week. The bug was discovered by security researcher Karani Saini who is the founder of a start up called Secure 7.

T-Mobile Website was hacked and had a security hole until last week

T-Mobile website was hacked and had a security hole until last week. The bug was discovered by security researcher Karani Saini who is the founder of a start up called Secure 7. The website bug would let a hacker to access customer's personal information and anyone who guessed a customer's number could obtain data that could be very detrimental to customers. Saini said, That would effectively be classified as a very critical data breach, making every T-Mobile cell phone owner a victim

According to Saini, there was no mechanism to prevent someone from writing a script and automatically retrieving everyone's account details abusing this bug.T-Mobile is said to have appreciated Saini with an amount of $1,000 for identifying the bug on their website.

Web based cyber attacks are becoming more and more frequent in Zimbabwe, Africa and the world at large. This is probably because more and more individuals, companies and other organizations today are having websites than previously. This calls for serious security measures and checks to be implemented and to be constantly reviewed. Without this, it would be so difficult to keep these web security attacks at minimum.

It is strongly recommended these days that companies and organizations have and maintain a health IT team which is able to stand well in the gap to avoid or to minimize these attacks. Alternatively companies and organizations can higher  a standalone web or cyber security team to implement,check and maintain the necessary security measures.