Experian Data Breach Puts 15 Million T-Mobile Customers At Risk
On October 1, Experian, one of the country’s leading credit rating bureaus, announced one of their servers had been breached. This server held the personal data of consumers who had applied for T-Mobile postpaid services between September 1, 2013 and September 16, 2015.
These records include all of the data T-Mobile would need for a credit assessment, including the customer’s name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, and an identification number (such as a driver’s license or passport number). Experian assures customers that banking and payment card information were not obtained.
While Experian says, “there is no evidence that the data has been used inappropriately,” the company “strongly encourages affected consumers to enroll in the complimentary identity resolution services.” The company is offering two years of free credit monitoring to consumers who may have been affected. To enroll, Experian asks individuals to visit the ProtectMyID website or call 866-369-0422.
Since reports of the breach, Keller Rohrback L.L.P, a class action law firm with offices in Seattle, New York, Phoenix and Santa Barbara, has asked concerned consumers to contact them.
Gretchen Freeman Cappio, a member of the litigation team, states, “Consumers have a right to expect that the companies they do business with will keep their information safe from criminals who can use this data to commit identity theft and fraud.”
The law firm is currently Lead Co-Counsel on the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. data breach. The firm represents the employees that were affected by the breach.