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Verizon Employee Data Exposed in Insider Threat Incident

07
Feb
2024
Verizon Employee Data Exposed in Insider Threat Incident

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About 63,000 Verizon employees have been affected by a breach that occurred in September 2023 but which wasn’t discovered for three months.

In a notice to the Maine attorney general’s office, the telecom giant noted that the breach was caused by an insider threat but that it was an “inadvertent disclosure” rather than a malicious one.

The exposed information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, gender, union affiliations, dates of birth, and compensation information — basically a phisher’s social engineering giftbox.

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