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Verizon Data Breach
Friday Jul 14, 2017 11:14am

By: Tim Murray

If you're a Verizon Wireless customer and you've called customer support in the last six months, you better change your PIN.

That's because the third party vendor who handles support data for the carrier left customer information exposed on a mis-configured cloud data server.

Nice Systems discovered the unprotected server on June 8th and notified Verizon on June 13th. The break wasn't closed until June 22nd.

The names, addresses, phone numbers and PINs of an estimated 14 million customers were exposed, although Verizon puts that number at 6 million.

If the data was breached by hackers, they could possibly exploit the data to hijack phone accounts and gain access to online bank and credit accounts.

A Verizon spokesman said there was no indication that the data was compromised.


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