T-Mobile is warning that a data breach has exposed the names, date of birth, Social Security number and driver’s license/ID information of more than 40 million current, former or prospective customers who applied for credit with the company. The acknowledgment came less than 48 hours after millions of the stolen T-Mobile customer records went up for sale in the cybercrime underground.
(Via Krebs on Security)
Cut to March 2022, and the State of Tennessee has advice about this almost 6 month old breach:
State Attorney General Herbert Slattery is warning Tennesseans to take precautions from a massive data breach at T-Mobile from last summer.
A large amount of private data has just been put up for sale on the dark web.
That’s where criminals trade in stolen personal information.
It includes names, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, and driver’s license information.
Slatery says more than 3/4 of a million Tennesseans were hit by the data breech.
He says victims have recently gotten alerts through various identity theft protection services about their info.
Tennessee’s Attorney General waited until 750,000 Tennesseans’ personal data was available for sale — stolen six months ago and widely known to have been stolen — to warn the citizens that they should take precautions to protect themselves.
This is a non-partisan issue. I do not understand why the AG sat on this.