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Personal Data of 6 Million Verizon Customers Was Leaked

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 20: A sign hangs in front of a Verizon store on April 20, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. In the first three months of the year, Verizon wireless revenue fell 5 percent to $20.9 billion after 307,000 wireless subscribers abandoned the service. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bad news if you’re a Verizon (VZ, +0.16%) customer: The telecommunications company confirmed Wednesday that the personal data of 6 million of its customers have leaked online.

Tech website ZDNet first reported the leak.

 The security issues was caused by a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server due to “human error,” CNN notes. The result? Customer numbers, names, and some PINs were publicly available on the Internet. Verizon told CNN there has been no loss or theft of customer information.

The issue was first discovered from the cybersecurity firm UpGuard, according to the ZDNet report. UpGuard declined to say how the leaked data was discovered.

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