20 of the Worst Data Security Breaches to Date

20. T-Mobile: Data from 15 million customers is compromised

T-Mobile store front and pedestrians.
Northfoto / Shutterstock.com

Hackers captured data of 15 million T-Mobile customers by attacking the company that processes T-Mobile credit checks. In the fall of 2015, credit reporting agency Experian reported a breach lasting from Sept. 1, 2013, to Sept. 6, 2015. The stolen information included names, birthdates, addresses and Social Security numbers, but it did not include credit card or payment information, reported CNET. Anyone who went through a credit check was at risk.

Popular Articles

Never Use a Debit Card to Buy These 9 Things
Never Use a Debit Card to Buy These 9 Things

Use your debit card for one of these expenses, and you could risk your bank account balance, your credit score or even identity fraud.

Why Your Cable TV Package Is More Expensive Than Ever
Why Your Cable TV Package Is More Expensive Than Ever

Due to this trend, Americans who still maintain pay-TV service are paying through the nose.

16 of the Most Outrageously Overpriced Products
16 of the Most Outrageously Overpriced Products

Retailers mark up products by hundreds of times their cost — but you don’t have to pay the premium.

View this page without ads

Help us produce more money-saving articles and videos by subscribing to a membership.

Get Started

Comments