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A few of Verizon's Seen Cell Community Clients Say They've Been Hacked

Who's Behind Wednesday's Epic Twitter Hack?

Verizon’s Seen community has confirmed that some accounts had been accessed with out authorization. Seen is a cell service owned and operated by Verizon that “pitches itself as a inexpensive, ‘all-digital’ community, which means there are no bodily shops such as you’d get with a tradtiional provider,” notes The Verge. From the report: Beginning on Monday, clients on each Twitter and Reddit reported en masse that they’d been getting emails from the corporate about modified passwords and addresses, and that they’ve had difficulties contacting the corporate’s chat help. Seen’s customer support account on Twitter seemingly hasn’t addressed the difficulty, apart from directing upset clients to its DMs. A person marked as a Seen worker on the subreddit posted an announcement on Monday afternoon, saying {that a} “small quantity” of accounts had been affected, however that the corporate did not consider its techniques had been breached. The assertion did suggest that customers change their passwords, however as many commenters identified (and as I can affirm), the password reset system at present is not working. In a follow-up article, The Verge studies that Seen has confirmed buyer studies of attackers accessing and altering person accounts. The corporate mentioned that the breaches had been carried out utilizing usernames and passwords from “outdoors sources,” including that it is labored to “mitigate the difficulty” because it grew to become conscious of it. They’re recommending you reset your password if it is one you’ve got used for different companies.

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