Israeli company responsible for Verizon customers’ leaked details

The American telecommunications company said that the details of six million customers were leaked online when an employee of the Israel-based Nice Systems made a “human error.” Nice Systems said that once the error was discovered, the security settings were fixed.
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Verizon confirmed on Wednesday evening that the personal details of six million customers were posted online. The American telecommunications company said that a mistake in a security setting in the Israeli Nice Systems’ cloud service resulted in the “human error” that caused the leak.

The error exposed the cell phone numbers and names of the customers. The customers’ PIN codes, which are used by Verizon’s customer service in order to identify the customers, were also leaked online. Nice Systems said in a statement that once the human error was discovered, the security settings were fixed.

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