Verizon Wireless hacked

On August 4, Verizon Wireless notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office of a security incident.  According to their letter,  an investigation revealed that sometime between February 8  and May 19, 2010,  someone unrelated to Verizon Wireless accessed a system containing some customer information.

The types of customer information that the intruder could have accessed included names, billing addresses,  phone numbers,  SSN, and information about the wireless accounts (price plans, features, and mobile numbers).

Verizon’s notification indicates that 8 Maryland residents were being notified of the breach, but they did not indicate the total number of individuals being notified.  No report from Verizon appears on the web sites for New Hampshire and Vermont reports, so maybe this was not a large database of customer information?



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