Vendor Exposes 14 Million Verizon Customer Records Stored in Amazon S3

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An organization is only as secure as its most vulnerable partner, which is a lesson Verizon is learning the hard way this week as 14 million records belonging to its subscribers were found on an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server managed by Israeli software company Nice Systems. The customer records include a customer’s name, cell phone number, and their account pin, which could be used to grant access to a subscriber’s account, according to a report by ZDNet.

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