Experian unveils of massive data breach involving 15 million consumers linked to T-Mobile
A data breach has taken place at credit bureau Experian. Owing to the breach, data of around 15 million people who have applied for service with T-Mobile US Inc have been compromised. Connecticut's attorney general has said that investigation will take place into the matter.
Experian shared that it came to know about the theft from one of its servers on September 15. The world's biggest consumer credit monitoring firm said that the computer was having all the information of around 15 million people who have applied for service with -Mobile during the past two years.
T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere affirmed that the data was having names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and passport numbers. These things are much in demand by criminals as they are used in identity theft and other types of fraud.
T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere was of the view, "Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian. But right now my top concern and first focus is assisting any and all consumers affected".
The breach is considered to be the second massive breach linked to Experian. Experian has said that it has launched an investigation into the matter and consulted with law enforcement. A spokeswoman for Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said on Thursday that the matter would be investigated.
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