Verizon, VITA upgrade phone passwords after breach [telecom]

by Andrew Cain

Verizon has worked with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to upgrade phone passwords at state agencies that use the Verizon Hosted IP Centrex phone service after someone apparently hacked into the system in August and made unauthorized calls.

On Aug. 3, Verizon notified VITA of 26 suspect phone calls that totaled

73 minutes of use were made on Aug. 1 between 9 and 11:42 p.m., said Janice Akers of VITA.

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