Verizon confirms leak of 6M customers’ data

CNN reports that Verizon has confirmed 6 million customers’ data has leaked online. 

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard uncovered the leak, according to CNN. The firm says the breach was caused by a cloud server security setting that was configured incorrectly due to "human error."

That mistake made customer phone numbers, names, and some PIN codes — codes that confirm your identity when you call for customer service — publicly available online. However, Verizon tells CNN Tech no customer information was lost or stolen due to the error. 

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