Experian announced last week it had been hacked, affecting one of its major clients: T-Mobile. About 15 million T-Mobile customers and applicants may have had their personal information compromised. Experian said the breach did NOT affect its own consumer credit database.
Who Was Affected?
T-Mobile customers and applicants who required a credit check for services from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015.
What Was Compromised?
- Dates of birth
- Social Security numbers
No payment information was compromised.
What’s Being Done?
Upon discovering the breach, Experian secured the server, initiated a comprehensive investigation and notified law enforcement.
Concerned customers can sign up for two years of free credit monitoring and identity resolution services at Experian’s “ProtectMyID” program.
Be Proactive with Protecting Your Personal Information
Be sure to log into online banking every day to monitor transactions and ensure no fraudulent activity has occurred. For more tips on keeping your information safe, click here to view our security archives.