T-Mobile today revealed that a recent data breach of Experian has affected the company’s 15 million customers. The breach revealed customers’ personal info, including name, address, birth dates, driver license numbers, and their social security numbers, too. T-Mobile CEO, John Legere stated:
“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. I take our customer and prospective customer privacy VERY seriously. This is no small issue for us. I do want to assure our customers that neither T-Mobile’s systems nor network were part of this intrusion and this did not involve any payment card numbers or bank account information.”
It is worth noting that the compromised data is from September 1st, 2013 to September 15th, 2015 which means that if you have signed up for a new line before September 1st 2013, your data probably hasn’t been compromised.
T-Mobile’s CEO is quite angry (as usual), but the company is taking actions to ensure their customers’ privacy in the near-future:
At T-Mobile, privacy and security is of utmost importance
If you are concerned about the latest data breach, you can sign up for the two years of free credit protection here.