[ISN] Phone company apologises for Obama security breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 02:20:20 -0600 (CST)

By Ewen MacAskill
November 21, 2008 

Verizon, one of the biggest telephone companies in the US, today 
apologised to the president-elect, Barack Obama, over a security breach 
involving his phone bill records.

Lowell McAdam, the president of Verizon, issued a statement saying: 
"This week we learned that a number of Verizon Wireless employees have, 
without authorisation, accessed and viewed President-elect Barack 
Obama's personal cell phone account."

All staff who accessed the account, whether authorised or not, have been 
put on immediate paid leave pending an inquiry.

Verizon and Obama's team said that the cell phone had not been active 
for months.


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