Category: Boost Mobile

May 13, 2019 Off

Boost Mobile says hackers broke into customer accounts

By Jill T Frey

Boost Mobile, a virtual mobile network owned by Sprint, has confirmed hackers have broken into an unknown number of customer accounts.

The company quietly posted a notification of its data breach almost exactly two months after March 14, when Boost said the breach happened.

“Boost.com experienced unauthorized online account activity in which an unauthorized person accessed your account through your Boost phone number and Boost.com PIN code,” said the notification. “The Boost Mobile fraud team discovered the incident and was able to implement a permanent solution to prevent similar unauthorized account activity.”

A Sprint spokesperson didn’t say how many customers are affected, but said Boost “was the target of a security data breach.”

“The Boost IT team identified unusual activity on a page of the Boost.com website, blocked access and not long after implemented a permanent solution,” said the spokesperson. “Customers’ credit card and social security numbers are encrypted and … Read the rest