TITLE

Verizon Employees Access Obama's Cell Phone Account

AUTHOR(S)
Medford, Cassimir
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;11/21/2008, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a number of employees at Verizon Wireless have accessed and viewed U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's personal cellphone account. According to a company statement, the account has been inactive for several months and the device associated with it was a voice flip-phone and not his Blackberry smartphone. Chief executive officer (CEO) Lowell McAdam publicly apologized to Obama in the statement, saying the details of the breach are still being investigated. He also stated that all the employees who have accessed the account have been put on immediate leave.
ACCESSION #
36586208

 

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