Hacker claims Verizon customer database hacked – 3 million records obtained (some dumped)

// December 23rd, 2012 // Hacking and Security

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Hack attack graphicA hacker going by the name @TibitXimer (Twitter handle) claims to have successfully executed a hack in which he rooted a Verizon server containing 3 million unencrypted customer records.  The hacker provided Verizon with a snapshot of the data he had stolen, which contained names, addresses, mobile serial numbers, date each account was opened, and passwords of Verizon customers.  After several months, Verizon had still “ignored his report” so @TibitXimer published the data to Pastebin (dump has since been taken down).

Verizon, on the other hand, claimed their systems have not been hacked and issued the following statement (which claims that although no Verizon systems were breached, individuals who were impacted were notified).

“We reported this incident to the authorities when we first learned of it months ago and an investigation was launched. Many of the details surrounding this incident are incorrect and exaggerated. No Verizon systems were breached, no root access was gained, and this incident impacted a fraction of the number of individuals being reported. Nonetheless, we notified individuals who could potentially have been impacted and took immediate steps to safeguard their information and privacy. Verizon has also notified the FBI of this recent report as a follow-up to the original case.”

The hacker suspects the customer information is related to Verizon FIOS customers and not Verizon Wireless customers.

Sources: Ziff Davis
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