Folks, identity theft is a REAL threat for us all! No one is exempt! Are you protected?
A hacker has acquired the records of 15 million T-Mobile customers and people who had applied for credit, the company reported Thursday.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere said, “The breach, which affected two years worth of records,occurred at Experian, the vendor that processes T-Mobile’s credit applications.”
“The investigation is ongoing, but what we know right now is that the hacker acquired the records of approximately 15 million people, including new applicants requiring a credit check for service or device financing from September 1, 2013
through September 16, 2015,” Legere wrote.
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