Indiana Attorney General: All Hoosiers impacted by latest data breaches
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 2, 2015) – There was another massive data breach Friday that impacted 15 million T-Mobile customers.
“Yeah, I’m a little bit concerned about it,” said T-Mobile customer Tesfa Greaves.
Social Security numbers, addresses and other personal information of 15 million T-Mobile customers may be compromised.
The T-Mobile hack is just the latest though in what has been a troubling few years for cyber security. Millions of Target, Home Depot, and TJ Maxx customers have fallen victim. The largest impact to Hoosiers came in early 2015 when 80 million Anthem insurance customers information was hacked.
“I just want to see a change happen. People losing data, information, money, that’s a big deal,” said Greaves.
“At this point I’m telling all Hoosiers that they should assume that their information has been breached in either this, T-Mobile, or one of the many others,” said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.
With over 400 large scale data breaches to date, Zoeller warns every Hoosier is now likely a victim.
“Some of the most secure data sets have all been breached. So it comes from a multiple effort, very sophisticated hackers. So I think it is something we ought to just assume is going to continue,” he said.
The safest way to protect yourself he says is by enacting a credit freeze which prohibits a hacker from starting a new account or obtaining credit in your name.
Zoeller, along with many other Attorneys General, is looking at holding someone accountable for the latest T-Mobile mishap.
“I can’t really say I blame T-Mobile specifically, it was housed in a server at Experian so they had used their servers. But again, T-Mobile doesn’t get off the hook just because they’ve hired someone else to maintain this data,” he said.
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