A software developer found a flaw in Verizon’s Mobile Application and submitted his findings to the broadband and telecommunications company. According to the researcher, Randy Westergren, there was an issue with the Verizon My FiOS app that allowed access to any user’s email account.
It’s just the start of a new year and already three companies have been reported to have suffered Security breaches – restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, bit-coin exchange Bitstamp, and investment firm Morgan Stanley.
Aside from the widely publicized Sony Hack reported late last year 2014, new headlines have been added to the list of cybersecurity victims.
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Physical stores have become victims of customer credit and debit card breach. In the last year, there were about 20 retailers compromised by a major security threat, this is according to a study by security firm BitSight. In a survey of 300 retailers by the same firm, it was revealed that 58 percent of the companies had worse security performance than in 2013.
The U.S. Postal Service was attacked by hackers and about 800,000 employee details were breached. Also, customers who made transactions with U.S.P.S. Customer Care from January 1 to August 16 are likely to have their data exposed. CNN reports that data of 2.9 million postal service customers were compromised and information at risk include names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, dates of employment, addresses, etc.