Why you can’t ignore data breaches, like T-Mobile, though it’s tempting

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Given all the stressors of late — flooded basements, job insecurity, the ongoing pandemic, fears that the delta variant will cause more havoc ahead — I’d daresay many people aren’t worrying a lot about data breaches and ID theft. 

But the crooks aren’t giving up.

T-Mobile confirmed this week that it was hit by a “highly sophisticated cyberattack” that exposed names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and driver’s license information for more than 40 million consumers who had applied for credit with T-Mobile.

No phone numbers, passwords or account numbers were reportedly compromised, according to the company. But some question whether that statement ultimately will be updated to indicate that phone numbers were compromised. Some data and screenshots shared by hackers suggest otherwise, according to a report by KrebsOnSecurity.

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