Telcoms Pay Millions to Settle FCC Breach Investigation
July 13, 2015
Phone companies YourTel America and TerraCom have agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve an FCC investigation into allegations that they stored customer personal information on unprotected servers. The spotty practice resulted in a data breach which allowed virtually anyone with a search engine to access Social Security numbers, drivers licenses and other sensitive information the companies had collected from over 300,000 consumers.
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