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T-Mobile CEO John Legere has announced that they have been notified by Experian that Experian has experienced a data breach. Experian is a vendor that processes credit applications for T-Mobile.
According to Legere a hacker has acquired the records of approximately 15 million people. Those who have applied for service with a credit check needed, and those who financed a device from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015 are affected. The records include information such as your name, address, and birth date. Also compromised were encrypted fields that include your social security number and ID numbers such as drivers licenses and passports and other unidentified information that T-Mobile uses in its credit assessments. Experian has stated that the encrypted data may also have been compromised. John Legere states that T-Mobile is working with Experian to take protective measures for all customers that have been compromised as quickly as possible.
Legere states that he is "incredibly angry" about the data breach, and vows to thoroughly review T-Mobile's relationship with Experian. He states that the companies first priority though is to focus on assisting any and all of the consumers affected. Legere states that T-Mobile's network and payment systems were not compromised.
Customers who are concerned that they may have been impacted by the data breach can signup for two years of free credit monitoring at the following url www.protectmyID.com/securityincident. T-Mobile has also listed an FAQ to try and answer some of your questions.
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