T-Mobile suffered a major data breach in August 2021 that affected the private data of 53+ million users. Today, we are seeing reports of identity theft among T-Mobile users as well as T-Mobile user data being sold on the Dark Web. These events have prompted the New York Attorney General to issue a consumer alert warning T-Mobile users of the heightened risks.
Are you a T-Mobile customer? If so, your private data may be up for sale on the Dark Web, putting you at heightened risk for identity theft, phishing attacks, and financial fraud.
Earlier today, the New York Attorney General’s office issued an urgent consumer alert warning T-Mobile users (both past and present) about the heightened risks of identity theft and fraud. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued this warning in a press release:
I have an urgent message for T-Mobile customers and other consumers: Be aware of any misuse of your personal information and follow the guidance provided by my office to protect yourself from identity theft.
Information stolen in a massive data breach has fallen into the wrong hands and is circulating on the dark web. The guidance offered by my office can help prevent identity theft. I advise all New Yorkers to maintain their financial safety by following the guidance my office has laid out. No consumer should have to deal with the devastating realities of identity theft.
Consumer Alert from New York Attorney General Letitia James
To put these events into context, we need to