"We have been notified by Experian, a vendor that processes our credit applications, that they have experienced a data breach. 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. These records include information such as name, address and birthdate as well as encrypted fields with Social Security number and ID number (such as driver’s license or passport number), and additional information used in T-Mobile’s own credit assessment. [sic]"
"We take privacy very seriously and we understand that this news is both stressful and frustrating. We sincerely apologize for the concern and stress that this event may cause," said Craig Boundy, Chief Executive Officer, Experian North America. "That is why we're taking steps to provide protection and support to those affected by this incident and will continue to coordinate with law enforcement during its investigation."Experian said that it has begun notifying all victims and that it is offering them two years of free credit monitoring. Anyone who believes their data was exposed in the breach can sign up for that monitoring here. News of this hack follows several months after legal action was filed against Experian for its failure to detect that a customer of its data broker subsidiary was a scammer who sold resold customers’ identities to thieves for nearly 10 months.