Sprint says hackers accessed sensitive subscriber info through a Samsung website

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Sprint is informing customers today of a serious security breach that has exposed subscriber information like billing addresses, phone numbers, and other detailed account information, according to ZDNet. The breach is a result of vulernability, the details of which are currently unknown, in a Samsung website advertising an “add a line” feature for active Sprint account holders.

Sprint explained the breach in a letter sent out to consumers that was obtained by ZDNet. In the letter, Sprint says it was informed of the “unauthorized access” back in late June:

On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account using your account credentials via the Samsung.com “add a line” website. We take this matter, and all…

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