Millions Of Verizon Customer's Data Exposed By 3rd Party Vendor

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    We recently learned that anywhere between 6million and 14million Verizon accounts have been exposed thanks to a 3rd party vendor. The vendor was in charge of improving a residential and small business wireline self service portal. This was confirmed to be specifically related to wireline customers and not wireless customers. Nice Systems is the 3rd party vendor responsible for exposing customer data. Apparently the exposure was due to "human error" of a Nice employee that "flipped a security switch on a cloud server causing the data to be publicly available". Fortunately UpGaurd the researcher who discovered the security hole was the only one outside of Nice and Verizon to access the information. According to Verizon there has been no loss of theft of Verizon customer information. Verizon was given notice of the security hole on June 13 and finally closed the hole on June 22. While the door was open customer names, cell phone numbers, account PINs, home addresses, email addresses, and more were at risk.

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    Next week it will be at$t. I wonder why it took nine days to close the hole after it was discovered if it was just an open switch.
     
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    Makes me happy that the Chinese hacked the US government's Office of Personal Management a few years ago. Since that happened, I have lifetime free identify protection service.:D and they were probably only after my clearance sign-ins that were revoked when I retired and totally worthless.:eek::D:D
     
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    Same here

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    Now i want to know if i was one of the ones affected so i can yell at VZW for Compensation! Lol
     
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    I'm waiting to hear..."Oops, we said it did not affect wireless customers, but we were wrong. Millions of you were affected also."

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    you are going to have a very long wait :)
     
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    Well that's a good thing then, right?

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    possibly :)
     
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    They just dont want to open up that can of worms mentioning VZW Customers yet. You got Bob over there playing on his puter opening up Security holes playing Minecraft on a Company PC exposing Millions of Customer data all cause he wanted a new DLC Pack.
     
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