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What customers of Verizon need to know about the info leak

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What customers of Verizon need to know about the info leak

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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7003249?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:24:36 +0000 What customers of Verizon need to know about the info leak What customers of Verizon need to know about the info leak http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12503/7003249?cpt=8&wpid=2637 KTVX ABC 4 Salt Lake City >> haley: welcome back. resin has confirmed the personal information of 6 million customers was recently leaked online. the cybersecurity company named guard uncover the issue. they say it was caused by human error. here to talk about this data leak is robert, our really smart security expert. >> basically this company based in israel, they do customer service enhancement type work they had access to this data as they were part of verizon as one of the customers. what happened was they had data on, soon on their s3 platform and did not secured properly. >> haley: so what happened to the data then? >> it was just basically out there. someone found it, reported it to verizon and eight days later they were able to secure it. >> haley: as i said, i am a verizon customer. a lot of people are. what personal information made it out there? >> they have names, phone numbers and a four digit number that looks like a pin. verizon says it is not a pin for the account it is just used to identify people. >> haley: interesting! so, did anyone have access to this data? >> according to verizon, no. no one had access to it. there are ways to check access logs and even though it is not 100 percent reliable they say no one else access and other than the researcher. >> haley: so if you are like me, a verizon customer - are utahans at risk for something happening if their information did get out there or are they safe? >> they should be pretty say. most customers appear to be residential verizon customers are small business.most of the verizon customers are wireless so they should be okay. >> haley: okay but if you are a verizon customer and concerned, what can you do to keep your information safe? >> always keep an eye in your account, make sure there's no strange charges. nothing has changed. and it is a good idea to change your password every once in a while. don't use the same passwor anywhere else. this was not a big breach, there was not a lot of data but it could have been much worse. >> haley: is interesting that verizon themselves did not realize it happened. they had someone else tell them that the information was out there. >> that is not uncommon. a lot of companies don't find it themselves. third parties sometimes law-enforcement,



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