NY attorney general offers guidance after data breach

John Legere
FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, T-Mobile CEO John Legere talks about the company's Jump plan during news conference in New York. T-Mobile is revamping its Jump phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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 http://www.protectmyID.com/securityincident, a service owned by Experian.

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