Sprint sent letters to customers, telling them that someone had breached the company's servers and stolen user information. The data included phone numbers, billing addresses, names, and more. Strangely, instead of a direct attack, the hack went through the Samsung website.
Samsung sells phones on its website. To simplify the process, we work directly with carriers to offer funded pricing. While you check out, you can choose your wireless service provider (Verizon, Sprint, etc.) to use the phone calls offered by the companies and set up activation.
A hacker used this connection between Samsung and Sprint to break into customer accounts and personal information such as phone number, device type, device ID, monthly recurring cost, subscriber ID, account number, account creation date, upgrade authorization, first and last name To steal billing address and additional information. at your service.
It is unclear how long the hackers had access or how many customers were affected. Sprint said it had been notified of the breach on June 22 and reset the customer PIN to secure their accounts three days later. Currently no customer actions are required. However, it is advisable to keep an eye on bank accounts, credit card statements, etc., especially if you have received a letter from Sprint. [ZDNet]
In Other News:
- Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the United States: The bad news for Huawei continues. The company is reportedly planning to dismiss US workers, probably for prohibiting selling phones or even working with Android. The number of redundancies is expected to be in the hundreds. [Wall Street Journal]
- Twitter's revamped site is now deployed: Twitter.com may look different today if you're using it in a desktop browser. The new look provides a fresh, dark color, a rearrangement of the sidebar and headings for easier navigation and a multi-part direct message screen. According to Twitter, the changes are now made available to all users. [TechCrunch]
- Apex Legends Brings Scammers In One Corner: Like all online games, Apex Legends has a problem with scams. Respawn, the developer behind the game, has a solution we can all stand behind: quarantine scammers and let them play each other. It should be less fun for them and more fun for the rest of us. [Engadget]
- RingCentral and Zhumu are affected by the same flaws as Zoom: Just when you thought the Zoom saga had ended, there was more bad news. Two apps, RingCentral and Zhumu, use the Zoom software to enable video conferencing, and therefore have the same underlying bugs that allow bad actors to launch their webcams without your permission. You should now update the apps if you have them installed. [The Verge]
- Alexa may appear on your Windows 1
- Microsoft has received the Windows Update from Surface Books, May 10, 2019: Microsoft has blocked the May 10, 2019, Windows Update for Surface Book 2 laptops. Some devices with integrated graphics cards did not recognize this hardware after the update. Given that Microsoft is creating the Surface Book 2, it's surprising that the company did not spot the issue before it was released. [TechSpot]
- Fernando Corbato, computer password inventory, dies at the age of 93: Corbato faced a unique challenge in the 1950s. Several people had to use the MIT computers, but the machines could only be used by one person at a time. Not to be held back by small restrictions, Corbato has first developed an operating system that can handle multiple users by dividing the processor time between them. He then created passwords to keep files private on shared computers. He leaves a legacy of privacy and tries to remember if your password was Tr0ub4dor & 3 or Tr0mb4ne & 3. [BBC]
Today, fifty years ago, Apollo 11 – target: The Moon launched.
The successful launch brought three men into space, two of which were the first to enter the moon.
It's testimony to human ingenuity that we've managed to create a gigantic controlled explosion among three humans, bring them to a place where humans should not be tolerated, and bring them back safely.
Surprisingly, the Saturn V is still the rocket Nasa has used to launch the men into space, and is still the largest and most powerful rocket ever built.
In honor of the jubilee, NASA is broadcasting a live celebration of the event and has created a special website with videos, photos and pictures of audio. [Space.com]