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Hackers Access Sprint Accounts via Samsung Website

July 17, 2019

US telecoms company Sprint has informed some customers that their Sprint accounts have been accessed by hackers via a Samsung website.

In a letter sent out to impacted customers, Sprint said it learned of unauthorized access to accounts on June 22 and affected accounts were “re-secured” on June 25. The company said the attackers gained access to personal information via Samsung’s “add a line” website, which allows customers to add a new line of service to their plan.

According to Sprint, information such as name, phone number, billing address, device type, subscriber ID, account number, account creation date, monthly recurring charges, upgrade eligibility, and add-on services may have been compromised.

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