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Boost Mobile Announces Customer Account Info Hacked

Boost mobile logo - BOOST MOBILE SETS END OF LIFE DATE FOR 3G DEVICE ACTIVATIONS - NWIDAAccording to a report on BestMVNO (link below), Boost Mobile has suffered a data breach involving their customer account info.

Boost stated that on March 14th hackers gained access to an unknown number of its customer accounts.

Customer accounts were breached through Boostmobile.com and hackers gained access to customer accounts through the use of their phone number and PIN code. Boost Mobile sent out a text notifying affected customers of the incident and issued them a new temporary PIN code with a link to the website so that they could change it.

Boost also put out a statement on the Sprint website announcing the incident. According to the post, a solution for the exploit has been found and actions have been taken to prevent similar access in the future.

Boost Mobile has left detailed instructions on its website that people can take to safeguard against identity theft and fraud. One action is to place a fraud alert on your credit report by contacting the credit reporting companies (including Equifax, Transunion and Experian.

Read the entire article here and see the official Boost notice here.

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