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Old 10-02-2015, 09:07 AM
 
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Stolen data includes name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, identification number (i.e., driver’s license, military ID, or passport number) and any additional information used in T- Mobile’s credit assessment process.

https://grahamcluley.com/2015/10/exp...ustomers-risk/
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Thank you for the heads up, I have a watch on my credit that notifies me immediately of any changes to my report, nowadays I think we all need something like that.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:40 AM
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Thank you for the heads up, I have a watch on my credit that notifies me immediately of any changes to my report, nowadays I think we all need something like that.
Indeed. There's a good chance everyone's information has been compromised at one time or another and we just didn't find out about it.

It's time we start holding companies like Anthem (information for 80 million people leaked because they couldn't be bothered with encryption) and Experian (the company actually responsible for this breach) responsible when they grossly mishandle personal information.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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Every card I have will alert me via email if a charge of $1 or more is made by anyone, including myself.

As a side note, you may not be aware of this

Experian Sold Consumer Data to ID Theft Service http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/e...theft-service/
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: USA
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Thanks for the heads-up, Dave.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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Seems things over at Experian aren't in the best of shape...

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/10/a...-acquisitions/
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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1 very good reason to stay away from contracts and use pre-paid or pay-as-go plans instead.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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1 very good reason to stay away from contracts and use pre-paid or pay-as-go plans instead.
Nonsense.
The servers at one of the brokerage firms I use was hacked.
Target was hacked.
Aetna was hacked.
BCBS was hacked.

Don't invest in the stock market?
Don't buy health insurance?
Don't shop?

These things happen; no reason to shun a service altogether.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:35 PM
 
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I got 3 letters in the mail today from Experian about this nonsence
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I got 3 letters in the mail today from Experian about this nonsence
I've only gotten one. Should I sign up for the free 2 year protection thing?
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