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Verizon Breach: How CASB Encryption Can Protect Your Data

By Chantelle Patel  |  July 17, 2017 at 2:40 PM  | 

clem-onojeghuo-181555.jpgAs has been widely reported, Verizon is the latest enterprise to be hit with a large-scale data breach. Over 14 million customer records were left exposed due to a misconfiguration in Verizon’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance. Among the leaked information were logs containing customer names, cell phone numbers, and account PINs. Had this data fallen into the hands of hackers, even the most security conscious users – those with two-step authentication enabled – could have been bypassed, allowing hackers to hijack a customer's account and phone number.

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