Mint Mobile Data Breach Allows Hackers to Transfer Phone Numbers: Report

US based telecommunications company mint mobile has revealed that the company has fallen victim to a data leak allowing different phone numbers to be transferred to another provider, along with possible access to subscriber data.

An email sent by Mint Mobile to affected customers on Saturday revealed that the carrier’s systems had been compromised.

The breach, which took place between June 8 and June 10, reveals that a “very small number of Mint Mobile subscriber phone numbers were affected by the incident,” the report said. AppleInsider.

According to Mint Mobile, which sells cell phone services and operates as an MVNO on T-Mobile’s cellular network, the phone numbers associated with the accounts were “temporarily transferred to another carrier without permission,” according to a media report.

The company also admits that the attacker may have gained access to certain account information, including names, numbers, email addresses, passwords and account numbers.

The carrier attack is the latest to demonstrate the need for high security for customer-facing support systems.

The end of June, Microsoft confirmed that the hacking group thought behind the solar wind breaches used a compromised customer service representative’s computer to steal information and data that was later used to attack Microsoft customers.



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