Hacker seeks $250,000 for Verizon leaked information
(MENAFN) According to Motherboard, a hacker acquired the employee information of hundreds of Verizon employees, containing names, emails, phone numbers, and corporate ID numbers. The publication confirmed the database's authenticity by phoning many of the numbers listed.
The hacker declared to have stolen the data by impersonating corporate support, persuading an employee to allow remote access, and then deploying a script that copied data from the targeted machine.
The hacker said, when they first made contact last week, the hacker informed Motherboard how they acquired the information, “These employees are idiots and will allow you to connect to their PC under the guise that you are from internal support.” They had also approached Verizon, requesting $250,000 to keep the database's contents hidden.
They added, “please feel free to respond with an offer not to leak you’re [sic] entire employee database.”
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