Internet Insecurity Redeux

Standard

This should have been expected.

Verizon’s cloud storage has been hacked, exposing personal information and passwords for 6 million customers.

The story is a bit convoluted. The Verizon data is stored on Amazon Cloud Services by a third party, NICE Systems. Someplace in the system, a configuration error allowed hackers to penetrate and obtain the confidential information.

Remember the mantra:

  • Nothing on the Internet is secure or private.
  • Nothing on the Internet is secure or private.
  • Nothing on the Internet is secure or private. . . .

________________________

Sources:

  1. Dawn Kawamoto, “Verizon Suffers Cloud Data Leak Exposing Data on Millions of Customers,” Information Week Dark Reading, 12 July 2017. https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/verizon-suffers-cloud-data-leak-exposing-data-on-millions-of-customers/d/d-id/1329344?elq_mid=79280&elq_cid=20204989&_mc=NL_DR_EDT_DR_weekly_20170713&cid=NL_DR_EDT_DR_weekly_20170713&elqTrackId=e47319f4a9254a7c8d50cb09f7c4e49f&elq=23e20c0e4ade4e49a933093d5178f627&elqaid=79280&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=27257
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s