Verizon: Wireless Network Provider
Risk to Business: 2.802 = Moderate
Verizon has announced that hackers obtained access to a database. The hacked database includes the full name, email address, corporate ID numbers, and phone number of hundreds of Verizon employees. According to reports, the hacker contacted Verizon to ask for an extortion payment of $250,000 to prevent the release of the stolen data. Verizon has said that they do not plan to pay.
Risk to Business: 2.773 = Moderate
Information exposed in the database includes employee names, email addresses, corporate ID numbers, and phone numbers. Verizon says that the database does not include Social Security Numbers, passwords or credit card numbers.
How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Data security must be a priority for protecting employee PII as well as customer PII.