Equifax Update: Breach Exposed More Than Reported

What Happened?

If you thought you had heard the last of Equifax, think again. Recent reports confirm that the company’s 2017 data breach exposed more information than initially reported. 

In September 2017, Equifax confirmed a data breach that affected 145.5 million U.S. consumers. The company initially reported that Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s license numbers and addresses were exposed in the breach. 

But a document recently submitted to the U.S Senate Banking Committee tells a different tale. According to the document, additional information like taxpayer identification numbers, email addresses and driver’s license issue dates and states was also compromised.  Continue reading

15 Million Consumers Exposed in T-Mobile/Experian Hack

T-mobile/Experian Hack

Update 9:00 a.m. ET: An alternative identity theft protection service is now available to T-Mobile customers. Those interested in enrolling should contact Experian at 866-369-0422. You may also enroll in Experian’s ProtectMyID service using this number.

What happened?

On Thursday, T-Mobile disclosed they suffered a data breach involving 15 million current, former and perspective customers’ personally identifiable information (PII).

The attack was a result of cybercriminals hacking into Experian, a credit reporting bureau and identity theft protection provider who partners with T-Mobile to process credit applications on their behalf. Credit applications are commonly required for financing devices and applying for service plans. Continue reading