Verizon Employees Access Obama's Cell Phone Account

Medford, Cassimir
November 2008
Red Herring;11/21/2008, p3
Trade Publication
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.


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