Your T-Mobile Account Information Could Have Been Stolen
T-Mobile reported that a data breach on August 20 involved the account information of 2 million customers, and your data may have been a part of it. Fortunately, there are ways that you can take action and protect yourself in case identity thieves or other con artists have accessed your confidential information. It is important that you find out if your information was accessed and to take steps to safeguard your identity and financial accounts.
Details of the T-Mobile Data Breach
On August 20, T-Mobile's cyber security team detected hackers gaining access to an application programming [...]
Cybercrime has become so common that in 2016 it was the 2nd most common criminal activity around the world. Among these cybercriminal activities, one of the most commonly reported cases is of online identity theft, which has become a serious concern for not just organizations but also individuals.What is Online Identity Theft?
Online identity theft is when someone accesses the personal information of another person and uses it or attempt to use it for personal gain or any fraudulent activity, such as using debit or credit card, receiving government benefits, opening a new bank account, etc. The personal information may include financial, medical, phone number, address and [...]
Identity fraud has reached epidemic proportions, the fraud prevention service Cifas warned last year, with a record 89,000 identity frauds recorded in the first six months of 2017.
There are a wide range of scams around, but at heart they all involve a criminal pretending to be someone else in order to steal money, take out loans, buy goods or do something equally dubious in their victim's name.
Identity theft protection services offer tools to help you spot potential signs of trouble, and maybe prevent the theft happening in the first place.
All plans offer access to your credit report, allowing you to view loans, credit cards and other financial accounts linked [...]