T-Mobile Data Breach: 40M social security numbers exposed

T-Mobile Photo: Mika Baumeister (Unsplash)

For the past couple of days, data breaches, hacks, and a series of identity theft have been in the headlines.  Most notably, T-Mobile has suffered a massive breach of personal information.

A whopping 40 million personal data has been stolen from current clients and prospects including:

  • Full Names
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Phone Numbers
  • Account Numbers
  • PINS and Account Passwords
  • Driver’s License Information

If you’ve already got your clients or yourself on Regal’s Credit Block™, relax and don’t worry about any of these breaches.

What Should You Do if you are a Victim?

T-Mobile says it will publish a web page shortly with further information.  In addition, it will:

  • Offer two years of free identity protection services with McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service. (keep in mind that credit monitoring alone will not prevent identity theft, nor does it recover stolen information)
  • Offer its Account Takeover Protection services to postpaid customers, “which makes it harder for customer accounts to be fraudulently ported out and stolen,” the carrier says.

Breaches like this often lead to phishing attacks, so be wary of suspicious emails or text messages.

Our Identity Theft Prevention Program under Credit Block™ (with up to $1 million in identity theft insurance) has been successfully preventing anyone from being able to use our clients’ personal information for financing purposes and will keep their credit profiles protected from unwanted access. Even if their data was compromised through any breach, including T-Mobile, thieves will not be able to utilize the data and open new lines of credit.

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