Attorney General Offers Guidance After Data Breach
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state attorney general says more than 1 million New Yorkers who are T-Mobile wireless customers may have had personal data exposed in the recent breach at the Experian credit reporting agency, suggesting steps to protect against identity theft.
According to the attorney general's office, data was used by T-Mobile in credit checks of applicants for its services from Sept. 1, 2013 through Sept. 16, 2015.
It included names, addresses, birthdates, Social Security numbers and other identification.
The office recommends monitoring your credit report, consider placing a security freeze on it, watch for unexplained credit activity and contact the attorney general's consumer hotline if you've been victimized.
Affected T-Mobile customers can sign up for two free years of credit monitoring services at www.protectmyID.com/securityincident, a service owned by Experian.