Did a Hacker Really Leak 300,000 Verizon Customer Records?

Did a Hacker Really Leak 300,000 Verizon Customer Records?

According to a story by ZDNet, in July, a hacker by the name of TibitXimer warned Verizon that he hacked the company and stole 3 million customer records. Verizon didn't take any actions and recently, the hacker released a reported 300,000 records, which includes names, addresses, mobile serial numbers, the opening date of each account, and account passwords. 

Now, if you are tied to Verizon, you may have a chill rolling down your spine. However, the company is disputing the story with the following statement:

"The ZDNet story is inaccurate. We take any attempts to violate consumer and customer privacy and security very seriously. This incident was reported to the authorities when we first learned of it months ago and an investigation was launched. Many of the details surrounding this incident are incorrect and exaggerated. No Verizon systems were breached, no root access was gained, and this incident impacted a fraction of the number of individuals being reported. Nonetheless, we notified individuals who could potentially have been impacted and took immediate steps to safeguard their information and privacy. Verizon has also notified law enforcement of this recent report as a follow-up to the original case."  

[via Gizmodo]

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