Leaked Info For 1.5 Million Verizon Enterprise Customers Posted Online

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While all of us regular Verizon customers can give a sigh of relief that our information wasn’t posted online in a recent hack attack, nearly 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise Solutions — the portion of the company that deals with other businesses’ data breaches — weren’t so lucky. 

Krebs on Security reports the data — including contact information for the 1.5 million customers — was posted for sale on an “underground cybercrime forum” earlier this week.

Hackers advertised the sale of 100,000 records for $10,000 or all of the information for $100,000. The group also offered the option for buyers to purchase information about security vulnerabilities in Verizon’s Web site.

A rep for Verizon Enterprise says the company recently identified a security flaw in its site that allowed hackers to steal customer contact information, and that it is in the process of alerting affected customers.

“Verizon recently discovered and remediated a security vulnerability on our enterprise client portal,” the company tells Krebs on Security. “Our investigation to date found an attacker obtained basic contact information on a number of our enterprise customers.”

The company says that no customer data was affected by the breach.

Krebs warns that if hackers do get their hands on some of the enterprise customer data, they could be targeted for phishing an other attacks.

Crooks Steal, Sell Verizon Enterprise Customer Data [Krebs on Security]

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