October 2, 2015
Hackers have stolen personal information relating to 15 million T-Mobile customers and potential customers in the US, it has been revealed.
The data includes birth dates, home addresses and Social Security numbers and was taken when credit agency Experian, which T-Mobile uses to check the credit rating of potential customers, was targeted by hackers.
Anyone who signed up, or attempted to sign up, with T-Mobile in the US between 1 September, 2013, and 16 September 2015 could be affected.
The two companies have assured customers that banking information was not included in the data which was taken, and there is so far no indication that the information which was stolen has been “used inappropriately”.