October 24th Cybersecurity Update - Verizon Glitch

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 10:07am EDT

A glitch in Verizon's customer web portal back in August exposed federal employees' text message histories to the public, Threatpost reports. Verizon's web app is supposed to check that the number entered into the app actually belongs to the customer. Attackers could type any phone number into Verizon's customer portal and download the target account's SMS history, but not the content of the messages. Verizon says it addressed the bug when a non-government customer pointed it out to them.