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Hackers Used Credit Reporting Agency Experian To Steal Personal Information From 15 Million T-Mobile Customers



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Hackers broken into T-Mobile customer’s data base and has access to personal information such as social security numbers and birth dates of current customers and those who applied to join the wireless carrier.  Check out the full story below


Credit reporting agency Experian says that hackers accessed the social security numbers, birth dates and other personal information belonging to about 15 million T-Mobile wireless customers.

T-Mobile uses Experian to check the credit of its customers.

Experian said Thursday T-Mobile customers who applied for wireless service between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 16, 2015 may have had their information stolen.

Experian says it immediately notified law enforcement authorities after discovering the hack.

In a statement on its website, T-Mobile’s CEO says, in part:

The investigation is ongoing, but what we know right now is that the hacker acquired the records of approximately 15 million people, including new applicants requiring a credit check for service or device financing from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015. These records include information such as name, address and birth date as well as encrypted fields with Social Security number and ID number (such as driver’s license or passport number), and additional information used in T-Mobile’s own credit assessment.

The statement goes on to say anyone with concerns can sign up for two years of FREE credit monitoring and identity resolution services atwww.protectmyID.com/securityincident.

More information here.

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