It’s a day ending in the letter “Y,” so we’re not surprised that yet another breach of customer information is making the news: In the latest, a cyber security firm says information for at least 14 million Verizon residential and small business wireline customers was found on an unsecured web server, allowing anyone on the Internet to access it.Verizon says that figure was closer to six million customer records.The data dump — on a publicly accessible AWS S3 bucket owned and operated by a third-party software and data company called NICE systems — appears to have been created to track customer call data for “unknown purposes,” Up Guard says.
The firm came to this number after analyzing the average number of accounts exposed per day in the sample that was downloaded.
NEW YORK — Verizon confirmed on Wednesday the personal data of 6 million customers has leaked online.
The security issue, uncovered by research from cybersecurity firm Up Guard, was caused by a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server due to “human error.” The error made customer phone numbers, names, and some PIN codes publicly available online.
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.