T-Mobile data breach: How to protect yourself

T-Mobile on Friday announced roughly 6 million additional accounts had data swiped in a recent hack, bringing the total number of victims of the breach to more than 55 million.  

Some subscriber accounts had names, social security numbers, driver’s license information, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers accessed, T-Mobile said. The company also found personal information from 667,000 former T-Mobile customers was accessed in the massive breach.

If you believe your information may have been exposed in this breach, the company is offering two years of free identity protection services with McAfee’s ID Theft Protection Service. We encourage you to sign up for this service. 

Even if you weren’t affected by the T-Mobile breach, you may be interested in signing up for an identity protection service. Learn more about these services in our article on Identity Protection Services