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Boost Mobile Makes Announcement About Data Breach Nearly Two Months Later

When it comes to data breaches, most people would like to be warned shortly after. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Boost Mobile — a virtual mobile network owned by Sprint — recently announced that it had experienced a security breach almost two months ago. In an announcement, Boost said the breach originally occurred on March 14th. The company went on to add: “ experienced unauthorized online account activity in which an unauthorized person accessed your account through your Boost phone number and PIN code.  The Boost Mobile fraud team discovered the incident and was able to implement a permanent solution to prevent similar unauthorized account activity.” Boost didn’t specify how many accounts were impacted by the breach itself. However, as reported by TechCrunch , the company also notified the California Attorney General . That’s required by law when more than 500 in the state are impacted by a security breach. By using phone numbers and account PINs,...

Vanessa Taylor

May 14, 2019