However, Verizon has reported to CNN tech that there has been no theft or loss of the customer information which has been made publicly available, following the massive leak.
Whether or not this was done on goal remains to be seen as a spokesperson for Verizon says that they are investigating the matter.
UpGuard, a cybersecurity firm, discovered an unsecured data storage system set up by a third-party Verizon contractor, ZDNet reported. The data was part of a demo system for that project. "Any breaches of data on the vendor's side will affect customers as badly and cost the business stakeholders as dearly as if it had been leaked by the enterprise", it added. Verizon customers. Verizon has confirmed that they were the victim of a data leak affecting up to 6 million customers.
Were an attacker to gain access to a person's PIN, they could theoretically hijack the victim's Verizon account and phone number.
Verizon also said the subscribers affected was "overstated" and that the exposed PINs not actually linked to customer accounts, but rather were numbers used to authenticate customers at call centres.
Vickery notified Verizon of the exposed database on June 13, the UpGuardreport states, but the database was not fully secured until June 22.
In addition to names, phone numbers, and PINs, the records also contained home and email addresses, account balances, and lists of subscribed services among other personal details.
The compromised log files, which are generated when a user calls Verizon's help line, included customers' names, mobile phone number, and their account PIN.
Verizon said a "limited amount of personal information" had been left open to external access, as well as additional information that "had no external value". The data was stored on an unprotected Amazon S3 server controlled by an employee of Nice Systems. What's worse is the potential financial impact that this data breach might entail.
Upguard says that some 14 million customers may have been exposed.
"This breach demonstrates the fact that while cloud services like AWS can be secure, it is up to the organisations using them to ensure that these services are configured in a secure fashion", said Rich Campagna, CEO, Bitglass. This could have then further given the attackers access to online services that were protected by SMS-based two-factor authentication.
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One by one, each of the swimmers who was caught in the tide was back safely on shore thanks to that chain. Ursey referred to those courageous men and women on the beach that pulled them out as "God's angels".
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The Federal Reserve monitors the barometers of wage growth for any evidence that inflation might be starting to pick up. The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 0.1 hour to 34.5 hours in June.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain echoed Richards' thoughts and warned Joe Root's side not to underestimate the tourists. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will miss the first Test against England at Lord's for family reasons.
In police body camera footage of the encounter, Thompson can be heard telling his girlfriend, Leandria Keith , "I love you". The officers present on the scene were surprised with Mr Thompson's request but allowed him to go ahead with the proposal.
Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in southern Niger on Sunday night. Iraqi forces say they expect to reach the Tigris and regain full control over the city by the end of this week.
The Senate will also peruse a spending plan involving $36 billion dollars of funds which was approved by the House. It's a repeat of the failed policies that created this financial crisis and caused jobs and taxpayers to flee.
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