It did not take long after Experian announced a data breach affecting 15 million of T-Mobile customers for law suits to arrive. T-Mobile US Inc. and Experian Plc are facing a growing list of lawsuits after hackers gained access to personal data on 15 million T-Mobile customers held on Experian servers. The plaintiffs, who accuse the companies of negligence and violations of consumer protection laws, claim the stolen data is already appearing for sale in corners of the Internet known as the dark web, according to one of the complaints.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday issued a statement urging the state’s T-Mobile customers and applicants to immediately place fraud alerts on their credit records or pay for security freezes. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Chicago; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Santa Ana, California.