SEATTLE–Attorney Advertising. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. is investigating recent reports that Experian suffered a major data breach in September. Hackers accessed an Experian computer server that housed personal information of over 15 million new T-Mobile applicants who required a credit check for service or device financing during a two-year period from September 1, 2013 through September 16, 2015.
“Consumers have a right to expect that the companies they do business with will keep their information safe from criminals who can use this data to commit identity theft and fraud”
Experian said, “This was an isolated incident of one server and one client’s data.” But hackers took T-Mobile customer names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birthdays and ID numbers like a driver’s license, military ID or passport number. These types of critically important information are used to commit fraud or identity theft.
“I take our customer and prospective customer privacy VERY seriously,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere. “This is no small issue for us. I do want to assure our customers that neither T-Mobile’s systems nor network were part of this intrusion and this did not involve any payment card numbers or bank account information.”
“Consumers have a right to expect that the companies they do business with will keep their information safe from criminals who can use this data to commit identity theft and fraud,” said Cari Laufenberg, a member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized complex litigation group.
While it is unclear what hackers have done with the stolen information, this type of information is typically sold on black markets. T-Mobile is offering two years of free credit monitoring through Experian to anyone affected; however, this would require people to provide even more personal information to Experian and trust that it will remain secure.
If you are concerned that your personal information was breached and would like to know more about your rights, please contact attorneys Cari Laufenberg or Gretchen Cappio at (800) 776-6044 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keller Rohrback is a leader in representing consumer and employee victims of data breaches. Keller Rohrback has a long track-record of success with data breach litigation, including the Ninth Circuit case Krottner v. Starbucks where the court held that the theft of a laptop containing employees’ personally identifiable information sufficed to confer Article III standing on plaintiffs.
The firm also serves as Co-Lead Counsel in the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Data Breach case, where thousands of current and former employees’ claims are proceeding after prevailing against SPE’s motion to dismiss. In addition, Keller Rohrback represents plaintiffs in the Target consumer litigation pending in the District of Minnesota, as well as the Anthem Inc. Data Breach litigation.
Keller Rohrback, with offices in Seattle, New York, Phoenix and Santa Barbara, serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class actions throughout the country. Our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to clients nationwide, and our trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements on behalf of clients in excess of seven billion dollars.
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