Who’s to Blame for T-Mobile’s Holes?

Wired News found out that the hole in T-Mobile’s systems that allowed hackers access to gobs of personal information was known about for some time (see Wired News: Known Hole Aided T-Mobile Breach). I think this is worthy of a few pointed questions, don’t you?

1) How long did T-Mobile and federal investigators know this was going on? …and if so…

2) Was the hole left open solely to nab one fellow? …and if so…

3) Did anyone stop to think that maybe there might be a follow-on attack?…and if so…

4) Did they just assume the government personnel who were the targets of the previous attack would gain magical immunity to another?…and if not…

5) Was there any potential for additional, and possibly national security, breaches?…and if so…

6) Who the heck was crazy enough to allow this to continue?

On the other side of the coin…

We can already surmise that nobody involved gave two nickels worth of concern to the other multi-million’s of T-Mobile subscribers, including but not limited to the lovely Paris Hilton and her cadre.

What other breaches have been had that nobody deems worthy news? Is this another ChoicePoint in waiting (see USATODAY.com – ChoicePoint heist led to at least 700 identity thefts), where first its one theft, then three, then a string of thefts occuring over a period of many months.

Who the heck is protecting the consumer?

I bet the Open Source Community comes up with another solution for these woes.

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