Windows 10: Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse

  1. Borg 386's Avatar
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       12 Jul 2017 #1

    Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse


    An Israeli technology company has exposed millions of Verizon customer records, ZDNet has learned.

    As many as 14 million records of subscribers who called the phone giant's customer services in the past six months were found on an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server controlled by an employee of Nice Systems, a Ra'anana, Israel-based company.

    The data was downloadable by anyone with the easy-to-guess web address.
    Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse | ZDNet

    This sensitive data includes millions of individual customer names, phone numbers, and their account PIN, which we confirmed is all that can be needed by an attacker to access a person's account. That can lead to phone number hijacking and account takeovers, which could allow hackers to break into a person's email and social media accounts protected even by two-factor authentication, according to security experts briefed on the exposure prior to publication.

    Verizon said that an investigation determined that "no other external party accessed the data," but did not say how it came to that conclusion. The logic goes that if a security researcher found the data, there's no telling who else might have done.
    Security experts warn of account risks after Verizon customer data leak | ZDNet
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