Warning sounded by Alaska A-G on T-Mobile data breach

    Courtesy digitalguardian.com

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - There's fall out from last year's breach of T-Mobile data that State Attorney General Treg Taylor is warning Alaskans about.

    The A-G says some of the stolen data is being sold by criminals online so he's asking Alaskans to take action to protect themselves.

    More than 28,000 Alaskans are among the more than 53 million people impacted.

    Sensitive data including dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and driver's license information were compromised.

    Taylor said consumers who have received notice that their information may have been compromised should take steps now to decrease the risk of identify theft.

    It's suggested that people monitor their credit and consider placing a free credit freeze on their credit report.  A freeze can be placed by contacting each of the three major credit bureaus.

    The release from the Alaska Department of Law suggests that if anyone believes they are a victim of identity theft to go to https://identitytheft.com/ for assistance on how to report it and recover from it.



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