Late Thursday, word began to circulate quickly that a significant security breach in the world of mobile has occurred.
“Experian has suffered a major data breach,” CNN confirmed.
We’re told, quite alarmingly, that those behind the breach likely procured an array of data — the personal information of approximately 15 million people, all of whom reportedly applied for T-Mobile’s service during the month of September.
Anyone who applied for a regular T-Mobile USA postpaid plan between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 16, 2015 might be affected. T-Mobile used Experian, one of the three major credit bureaus, to conduct credit checks on its customers.
“Obviously I am incredibly angry about this data breach and we will institute a thorough review of our relationship with Experian,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said last night. “I take our customer and prospective customer privacy VERY seriously.”
To read the full report from CNN, click here.