Mobile phone company Mint Mobile has announced that its customers’ sensitive information has been compromised in a recent security breach.
According to The Verge, the breach occurred on December 22 and included names, phone numbers, email addresses, SIM serial numbers, and service plan information.
A Reddit user shared a screenshot of an email that appears to be from Mint Mobile regarding the breach. The user asked if the email was a scam, and Mint Mobile replied confirming that the email was legitimate.
“If we receive email notification from you, [email protected] According to Fox 4 KDFW, it is from the Mint on December 22, 2023 and is not a scam,” the company said. “Customer care number has been set” [sic] To address specific questions regarding this communication. ”
The company is partially owned by actor Ryan Reynolds and was acquired by T-Mobile US for $1.3 billion in March. T-Mobile has faced several major customer data breaches in recent years.
In September, customer data including addresses, credit card information, and purchase history was leaked. However, T-Mobile said the issue was due to a “technical glitch” rather than a cyberattack.
Meanwhile, North Texas faces multiple cyberattacks throughout 2023. The City of Dallas, Fort Worth, Dallas County, and North Texas Water District all suffered ransomware attacks this year.
As The Dallas Express previously reported, the city of Dallas was hit by a ransomware attack in May that left public safety data unavailable for months and exposed sensitive information on 26,000 people, including children.
Additionally, a group of “gay furry hackers” attacked the city of Fort Worth in June in retaliation for a state law banning the administration or treatment of sex-changing drugs to minors.
Then, in October, Dallas County suffered a cybersecurity attack in which data was stolen and posted online. This attack was followed by a ransomware attack on the North Texas Municipal Water District in November.
As previously reported, these security breaches resulted in millions of additional taxpayer dollars being spent on recovery and additional security. dallas express.
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