If you're a Verizon customer, you should change your PIN - now

Verizon security error leaves millions of customer records exposed

On the other hand, Verizon is quick to tell CNN that so far, no customer information theft has occurred.

According to a report by Los Angeles Times, Lieu said, "If anyone had that information they could go online and have access to your account, and your call log, etc". The cloud server was owned and operated by telephonic software and data firm NICE Systems, a third-party vendor for Verizon. The security lapse, however, was only closed around June 22. This seems to happen fairly frequently too, as the recent leak of voter data as well as the WWE leak from last week were a result of similar goof ups.

An Israeli technology company has exposed millions of Verizon customer records, ZDNet has learned. Cybersecurity experts have warned of phone hijacking and account takeovers, which could potentially lead to social media account hacking, bypassing even the two-factor authentication that relies mainly on text messages. Verizon also noted that only 6 million accounts were exposed, as opposed to the 14 million reported by ZDNet. It remains unclear if Verizon plans to notify those impacted, but asserted that it remains "committed to the security and privacy" of its customers.

Data within the repository is said to have been in the terrabytes and included details includng addresses, names, phone numbers account PINs and in some case customer account balances.

Verizon wasn't hacked, but customers who used the company's customer support service in the past six months should take action to protect their accounts, as personal data may have been accessed by hackers. Verizon later confirmed the security breach, saying that it it was due to "human error" associated with a cloud server.

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David Samberg, a spokesperson for Verizon, told Gothamist that the company has "been able to confirm that the only access to the cloud storage area by a person other than Verizon or its vendor was a researcher who brought this issue to our attention. Such third-party vendors are entrusted every day with the sensitive personal information of consumers unaware of these arrangements", said UpGuard.

With free access to the account, an attacker could make whatever changes to service that they want, theoretically adding lines or specific features.

"Cyber risk is a fact of life for any digital service".

According to security firm Upguard, the data was found in an unprotected Amazon S3 storage server administered by an engineer for NICE Systems, which is based in Israel.

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