Paris Hilton's Sidekick hacked

Feb 20 2005 - 08:30 PM ET | Danger, Security, T-Mobile
Update: Here's how Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked Nearly all the data from Paris Hilton's T-Mobile Sidekick was posted online. A hacker group that calls itself DFNCTSC has taken the credit and the FBI is investigating. Rumors are going around the web that this wasn't really a hack--it was social engineering. Social engineering is a technique used to get information out of people by pretending to be something or someone you are not. In this case it could have been a call to Paris from something like the "T-Mobile Account Security Division" requesting her login. Her address book contained over 500 numbers, including some hot celebs such as Eminem, Lindsay Lohan, and Christina Aguilera. Matt Drudge spent the afternoon cold calling the celebs to confirm authenticity. Other posted information included many photos and her notebook which detailed appointments. Just last week a young man plead guilty to breaking into T-Mobile's computer system and stealing customer information. Among the stolen data were Sidekick photos of Paris Hilton (The two incidents are separate, but both oddly feature Paris Hilton).