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T-Mobile US says Experian breach exposed 15M customers

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    On Thursday, T-Mobile US CEO, John Legere, said that the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birthdays, and ID information on more than 15 million customers had been compromised after a breach at Experian.

    "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," a statement from T-Mobile's head executive added.

    In an overview of the event, Experian said that on September 15, they discovered that someone had accessed T-Mobile data housed on one of their servers. The company said the investigation of the incident is ongoing.

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