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T-Mobile Data Breach Affects 134,000 Kentucky Customers

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Attorney General Jack Conway is warning Kentucky consumers to keep a close eye on their personal information following a data breach affecting T-Mobile customers.

Of the estimated 15 million customers impacted, more than 134,000 reside in Kentucky. The cyber attack exposed names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and driver’s license information stored on an Experian server. Customers requiring a credit check for service between Sept. 1 and Sept. 16 were also vulnerable.

Conway’s office is encouraging anyone potentially affected to take advantage of free credit monitoring and identity protection services offered by the company – while also reading over the step-by-step toolkit for identity theft victims at ag.ky.gov/idtheft.

Experian is contacting victims by mail and offering them free security freezes.

Meanwhile, more than two dozen consumer privacy groups are calling for a Federal Trade Commission investigation into the breach, cautioning that further hacks into company data would be a “terrifying and unmitigated disaster.”

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.