T-Mobile customers who were notified that their information was compromised in the 2015 Experian data breach.
What's Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are trying to determine whether a lawsuit can be filed against Experian on behalf of T-Mobile customers who were affected by the hack.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
If a lawsuit is filed and is successful, T-Mobile customers may be able to recover any damages resulting from the hack, including compensation for credit monitoring services and fraudulent charges.
Update: A handful of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of T-Mobile customers affected by the data breach. At this point, we don't need to hear from any more T-Mobile customers, but will continue to update this page as we get more information on the lawsuits and how they progress.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether Experian can be sued in light of reports the hackers stole the information of nearly 15 million T-Mobile customers.
Experian Notifying T-Mobile Customers About Data Breach
Experian is reportedly notifying customers who may have been affected by the breach. It is believed that anyone who applied for a regular T-Mobile USA postpaid plan between the beginning of September 2013 through September 16, 2015 may have had their information exposed. This information may include:
Dates of birth
Social security numbers
Alternative forms of ID, such as drivers’ license numbers, passport numbers and military ID numbers
According to reports, hackers broke into Experian’s computer system and found their way into a server that contained the personal information of millions of T-Mobile customers. Experian stores customer information when it runs credit checks to determine whether someone qualifies for a service or promotion, meaning that both existing and former T-Mobile customers, as well as anyone who applied for the service within the last two years, may be affected.
How a Class Action Can Help
Dozens of companies have come under fire in recent years for failing to properly protect sensitive information. Target and Home Depot are among the big names to be sued and now attorneys have reason to believe Experian could also face litigation stemming from this data breach.
If a lawsuit is filed and is successful, T-Mobile customers affected by the security breach may be able to collect compensation for damaged credit or other losses stemming from the breach. A successful case could also require that Experian take steps to better safeguard its customers’ information.