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Verizon confirms Personal Data of 6 Million Customers Leaked

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Verizon confirmed on Wednesday (7/12/17) the personal data of 6 million customers has leaked online.

The security issue, uncovered by research from cybersecurity firm UpGuard, 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. PIN codes are used to confirm the identity of people who call for customer service.



No loss or theft of customer information occurred, according to Verizon.

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Partner Station WMSR



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