Data of over 15 million T-Mobile customers has been stolen by hackers, the data was not stolen directly from T-Mobile, instead it was taken from credit monitoring company Experian.
The data that has been stolen includes the names and addresses of T-Mobile customers, along with their date of birth plus some encrypted information.
The encrypted information included the customers Social Security number and ID information from things like passports and driving licenses.
Experian discovered the data breach on the 15th of September and have informed the authorities about the stolen data.
The company’s CEO, John Legere had the following to say about the data breach of T-Mobile’s customer information.
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.
If you think you may have been one of the customers whose data was stolen, you can find out more details about the link below.