T-Mobile’s CEO is ‘outraged’ over the data breach of 15 million customers’ data, stolen by hackers.
Experian, a service used to screen potential customers, had names, addresses, birthdates, and social security numbers stolen from its database exposing 15 million T-mobile customers’ sensitive data.
CEO John Legere said in a statement, “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“.
Yahoo News reports:
“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.”
Experian said in its statement Thursday that on September 15 it “discovered an unauthorized party accessed T-Mobile data housed in an Experian server.”
Experian said it “notified appropriate federal and international law enforcement agencies and has taken additional security steps to help prevent future incident.”
Consumer activist group US PIRG said the breach was “completely outrageous since credit bureaus are subject to very high security standards.” It said that losing social security numbers, which can be used for identity theft, “makes this breach much worse.”