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AT&T, Verizon Subscribers Exposed as Mobile Bills Turn Up on the Open Web

December 6, 2019

Names, addresses, phone numbers, call and text message records and account PINs were all caught up in a cloud misconfiguration.

Hundreds of thousands of mobile phone bills for AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers have been laid open to anyone with an internet connection, thanks to the oversight of a contractor working with Sprint.

According to a media investigation, the contractor misconfigured a cloud storage bucket on Amazon Web Services (AWS), in which more than 261,300 documents were stored – mainly cell phone bills from Sprint customers who switched from other carriers.

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