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Cloud Leak: How A Verizon Partner Exposed Millions of Customer Accounts

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“UpGuard’s Cyber Risk Team can now report that a misconfigured cloud-based file repository exposed the names, addresses, account details, and account personal identification numbers (PINs) of as many as 14 million US customers of telecommunications carrier Verizon, per analysis of the average number of accounts exposed per day in the sample that was downloaded. The … Read more

14M customers vulnerable in massive Verizon data leak

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“Names, address, account details and personal identification numbers for as many as 14 million Verizon customers were publicly accessible and unsecured in June because of a third-party cloud server problem, according to a new report. Chris Vickery, of Upguard, reported the breach after he discovered a database of Verizon customers on a cloud server account … Read more

Ransomware incidents surge, education a hot bed for data breaches, according to Verizon

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“Ransomware incidents have surged 50 percent from a year ago, educational institutions are becoming a playground for cyber espionage and 68 percent of healthcare security threats are internal, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR). Everything you need to know about ransomware: how it started, why it’s booming, how to protect against it, … Read more

After data breaches, Verizon knocks $350M off Yahoo sale, now valued at $4.48B

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“After the disclosure of two massive data breaches last year, today Yahoo and Verizon finally confirmed new terms for the sale of Yahoo to Verizon: Verizon will pay $350 million less than originally planned, working out to a price of $4.48 billion to acquire Yahoo. The two have also agreed to share legal and regulatory … Read more

Yahoo Warns Users Their Email Accounts May Have Been Hacked – Yes, Again

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“On the same day as a report that says Verizon is renegotiating its offer to buy Yahoo at a $250 million discount, the internet company — for the third time in less than six months — is warning users that there’s potential their email accounts may have been hacked. Yahoo confirmed today that it was … Read more

Data breaches becoming more complex, pervasive and damaging, finds Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Digest

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“Data breaches are becoming more complex and are no longer confined to just the IT department, but are now affecting every department within an organization. Each breach leaves a lingering, if not lasting imprint on an enterprise, finds the 2017 Data Breach Digest. As we found in the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), … Read more

Verizon wants $1B discount on Yahoo deal after reports of hacking, spying

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“Verizon is pushing for a $1 billion discount off its pending $4.8 billion agreement to buy Yahoo, several sources told The Post exclusively. The request comes on the heels of the web giant getting bludgeoned by bad news in the past few days. Yahoo revealed two weeks ago that it had been hacked in 2014 … Read more