The data breach reports just keep rolling in, it feels like a weekly thing lately more than a monthly thing. This time an Experian data breach is what’s creating a buzz around information security circles – and it’s no small breach at all. Experian is a credit check services company who runs credit scores for most everyone’s business in the United States who issues credit. This includes T-Mobile, who seems to be one of the hardest hit by this breach. Many of T-Mobile’s customers who applied for services with the company over the last two years through September 16th, 2015 are going to be affected. Experian claims no credit card information was taken in the breach and the only information taken were names, dates of birth, addresses, and Social Security numbers, as well as an alternative form of identification and other information. T-Mobile CEO John Legere had this to say.
“Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian, this is no small issue for us.”
We also received an anonymous tip that T-Mobile has asked Experian to provide all customers who applied in the affected time period free credit monitoring and theft resolution services. You can read part of that memo below.
Even though no credit or banking info was taken this is still pretty serious considering social security numbers and names were taken. It’s good to see T-Mobile taking the company to task though to provide customers with help in case they do end up on the wrong side of the coin.