Verizion Wireless Appears to be Hacked

An email address I use solely for my Verizon Wireless account has received a phishing scam email.  This is a strong indication that Verizon Wireless's systems have been compromised.

A few days prior, I contacted the porting department of Verizon Wireless to initiate the transfer of a phone number from my Verizon Business account to one of my mobile phones. The phishing email may indicate a breach in the porting department, as my Verizon Wireless dedicated email address was created over two years ago and has been fine until now.

The phishing email uses a click-through address hosted by Dreamhost.  Dreamhost disabled the spammer's account a few minutes after I alerted them.  I also alerted Verizon Wireless at their "" and "" contact addresses.

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