Security News Mint Mobile discloses new data breach exposing customer data


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Mint Mobile has disclosed a new data breach that exposed the personal information of its customers, including data that can be used to perform SIM swap attacks.

Mint is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) owned by T-Mobile, offering budget, pre-paid mobile plans.

The company began notifying customers on December 22nd via emails titled "Important information regarding your account," stating that they suffered a security incident and a hacker obtained customer information.

"We are writing to inform you about a security incident we recently identified in which an unauthorized actor obtained some limited types of customer information," warns the Mint Mobile data breach notification.

"Our investigation indicates that certain information associated with your account was impacted."

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