This morning we woke up to the news that millions of Verizon customer records have been exposed. “The security breach comes a year after Verizon said the contact information of 1.5 million business customers was for sale by hackers.” Says Fox News
“As many as 14 million records” of Verizon customers were found unsecured on an Amazon storage server controlled by Israeli-based Nice Systems, according to ZDNet.com.
Logs of customers who called support, along with phone numbers and the account PINS where among information that has been exposed. Apparently, Verizon was told of the breach in June, but there was a week before all was secure. again.
“As a media outlet recently reported, an employee of one of our vendors put information into a cloud storage area and incorrectly set the storage to allow external access,” a spokesperson for Verizon told CNBC Wednesday. “We have been able to confirm that the only access to the cloud storage area by a person other than Verizon or its vendor was a researcher who brought this issue to our attention. In other words, there has been no loss or theft of Verizon or Verizon customer information.”
My suggestion is to change your PIN and password ASAP. If your account was compromised, the hacker could access your account and make changes, possibly block access to your own account. Once I heard the news, I immediately changed my info.
It would have been a nice gesture for Verizon to send out a message to their subscribers that their account may have been breached and express the urgency to change their passwords and PINs…
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