Breach, Compliance Management, Data Security, Privacy

Senator presses Experian for details on breach

A high-ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee beseeched Experian to cough up additional details about the data breach that potentially compromised the information of 15 million T-Mobile customers.

Noting in a letter to Experian that “virtually no consumer can apply for credit without entering your system,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the committee's top-ranking Democrat, called for the credit agency to explain more fully how the breach went down and what steps it was taking to thwart future breaches.

Brown noted in the letter, which U.S. News & World Report said was obtained by the Associated Press, that "protection of this information is of the utmost importance, especially because the scope of the information is vast.”

T-Mobile's reputation has taken a hit after the breach, which occurred between Sept. 1, 2013, and Sept. 16, 2015, with hackers obtaining unauthorized access to customers' names, birth dates, addresses and social security numbers,

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