Verizon Hack, Millions of User Accounts Exposed

July 15, 2017
Kevin Lam
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Several millions of Verizon customer data was exposed on an Amazon cloud storage endpoint that was incorrectly configured by a vendor. It allowed anyone with that link to access the information. More about the hack can be found at this link: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/nation-and-world/verizon-confirms-customer-data-hacked-20170713

So would IronBox be susceptible to the same issue? Nope, your data is encrypted before it ever gets stored so even if we incorrectly configured one of our cloud storage endpoints and anyone in the world could access it, it would be completely encrypted. That’s in addition to other layers of security, which is the key to protecting yourself in today’s landscape: assume that one layer of defense will eventually fail and have multiple layers as backup.

Thanks, have a great weekend everyone

–Kevin

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