1.5 Million Verizon Customer Records Put Up For Sale

An anonymous reader writes: A customer database as well as information about Verizon security flaws were reportedly put up for sale by criminals this week after a data breach at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. According to KrebsOnSecurity, “a prominent member of a closely guarded underground cybercrime forum posted a new thread advertising the sale of a database containing the contact information on some 1.5 million customers of Verizon Enterprise.” The entire database was priced at $100,000, or $10,000 for each set of 100,000 customer records. “Buyers also were offered the option to purchase information about security vulnerabilities in Verizon’s Web site,” security journalist Brian Krebs reported. Verizon has apparently fixed the security flaws and has reassured its customers by saying “our investigation to date found an attacker obtained basic contact information on a number of our enterprise customers” and that “no customer proprietary network information (CPNI) or other data was accessed or accessible.”

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