Hacker says he grabbed 3 million plain-text customer records from Verizon Wireless
0. phoneArena 22 Dec 2012, 18:11 posted on
This is a pretty big security problem for Verizon Wireless if it turns out to be true, and from the first look, it definitely looks like it is legitimate. A hacker is saying that he grabbed 3 million plain-text customer records from Verizon Wireless, and to prove his claim, he has already released 300,000 of the records he obtained...
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2. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Verizon better get on this. They always preach about a secure network for phones yet can't keep their customers info private. Smh
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
VZW had better get on this ASAP. No action after public notice generally falls under the category of willful and malicious disregard of customer data. Can we say class action lawsuit?
3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Title says: "Hacker says he grabbed 3 million plain-text customer records from Verizon Wireless"
And at the bottom of article we can see: "Learn More about Verizon pre-owned phones (sponsored)"
Negative article about Verizon + Advertisement for Verizon = WTF???
I just don't know what to say. LOL! :D
6. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Keyword relevance doesn't always win, I guess
4. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)
Verizon doesn't give a F*** about its customers or their info, just how much money can be sucked out of them each month. The lack of response shows the CYA attitude until someone can figure out how to monetize "better security".
7. uncskeet (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
They better act, or I'm f****** leaving! Tired of their b.s.
21. uncskeet (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Oops! See it's the FiOS & Verizon so said its not their customers. Cool, but still they're out for money, but dammit, I need Americas best nationwide coverage as a trucker. Rock & a hard place.
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
verizon needs to pay this man or else someone with a "real" motive wont be so nice! smh its really a shame how companies can have their noses so high up in the air that they wont believe you when you are trying to help them out and save them from something bad...... if they dont respond to this man then i truly hope they get whats coming to them........i dont wish harm on the innocent customers but somthing must be done to bring their pride down to HUMAN LEVEL!
9. theBankRobber (Posts: 674; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
These big corps always do this, then when the attack happens they try to scramble to get it fixed. If a bomb threat is made, they evacuate the place to find it. When an online attack happens, the big corps play it off until exposed information is leaked and lawsuits start.
10. PhoneBone (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
Phonearena....Do you guys research the stuff you post before you post it? While this is obviously a serious issue, it has nothing at all to do with Verizon Wireless. If you read the actual article that you link to, or check out the guys Twitter account that you mention, you would see that these are Verizon FIOS accounts and not Verizon Wireless mobile phone accounts.
Posting this on a site dedicated to phones will just get other people who don't actually read or research articles all worked up. The next thing you know, everyone starts freaking out at Verizon Wireless and calling up to complain. Verizon Wireless was not affected by this hacker.
15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
actually, the original article was updated after p.a. did this article - so Michael just needs to update the story.
11. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Oh dear heavens, my true iDentity will be revealed.
13. -box- (Posts: 3990; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
You get what you overpay for. There's something to be said for burner phones
16. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Michael, update your article, please.
17. greenrolaids (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
just changed my verizon password.. YALL SHOULD TOO !
18. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
So I wonder if the a-holes that left comments about Verizon WIRELESS & how they should get their s*** together actually feel stupid right about now lol. Sometimes it pays not to complain people...smh
20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not really (about feeling stupid). If PA would allow editing/updating of a post, I could simply change VZW to Verizon and my post would be completely relevant.
Hey PA, how about it (allowing a post author to edit their posts longer than 120 seconds after saving)?
19. belovedson (Posts: 887; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
verizon give us all a discount. 20 dollars off the next 10 years
22. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
If you read the original articles it is info on Verizon FioS customers, I believe.