T-Mobile Admits to Hacking Breach

Episode 1824 (56:51)

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has admitted to a recent security breach that compromised the personal information of millions of its customers. The hacker who did it told the Wall Street Journal that their online security was awful and gave him unlimited access for over a week to customer data, including social security numbers and credit card information. Leo recommends every TMobile customer put a fraud alert on their credit account. It's free. The other option is a credit freeze, which will prevent any new credit from being taken in your name. The downside is, it'll prevent you from getting credit either.

TMobile says they've closed all credit holes, but Leo says this is their third breach in two years, so that's not really comforting.