Verizon says personal data of 6 million users leaked online | Charlotte Observer

The personal data of 6 million Verizon users has leaked online, the company said Wednesday.

“Human error” caused the leak, Verizon told CNN Tech.

The error, a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server, made customer phone numbers, names and some PIN codes publicly available online, CNN Tech reported. PIN codes are used to confirm the identity of people who call for customer service, the media outlet said.

No loss or theft of customer information occurred, Verizon told CNN Tech.

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard found the leak. UpGuard initially reported the error could impact up to 14 million accounts, multiple media outlets reported.

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