Mint Mobile data breach allowed attacker to port phone numbers


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Carrier Mint Mobile has revealed it was the victim of a data breach, one which allowed a number of customer phone numbers to be ported out to another carrier, along with possible access to subscriber data.

An email sent on Saturday to affected customers by Mint Mobile discloses there was a breach of the carrier's systems. The breach, which occurred between June 8 and June 10, reveals a "very small number of Mint Mobile subscribers' phone numbers were affected by the incident.

According to Mint, phone numbers associated with the accounts were "temporarily ported to another carrier without permission," reports Bleeping Computer. Mint also admits the attacker may have gained access to some account information, including names, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, and account numbers.

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