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Breach at Experian may have exposed data on 15 million consumers linked to T-Mobile

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    A data breach at credit bureau Experian may have exposed data from T-Mobile USA on about 15 million U.S. consumers.

    The data includes names, birth dates, addresses and Social Security numbers or other forms of identification like drivers' license numbers, the companies said Thursday. The people affected may not be current T-Mobile subscribers but applied for T-Mobile postpaid services or device financing from Sept. 1, 2013 to Sept. 16, 2015.

    There's no evidence so far that the data has been used inappropriately, Experian said in a press release. And the company said its consumer credit database was not affected. But the breach is the latest embarrassing security event concerning Experian, a widely used credit-information provider whose services are sometimes offered free after breaches at other companies make consumers nervous about their credit records.

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