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By SecureWorld News Team
Thu | Jul 13, 2017 | 9:49 AM PDT

And steal your phone number.

Forbes Tech explains:

It's not easy for businesses to protect their customers' data these days, particularly when they share it with their partners. When that data is shared, keeping it secure can become a Herculean effort... and sometimes those efforts come up short. That's when you find yourself reading yet another headline about an information leak that affects millions of people.

According to the "cyber resilience" experts at UpGuard, a configuration oversight allowed data on upwards of 14 million Verizon customers. A third-party analytics provider, NICE Systems, was using Amazon's S3 cloud platform to store "customer call data" from telelcom providers including Verizon. According to a statement provided by NICE, this was "limited information for a specific project" for "a business that NICE divested several years ago and no longer has anything to do with[...]"