Verizon workers fired over Obama cell phone leak.
Verizon wireless has fired employees based on their connection to a breach of cell phone records for Barack Obama, CNN reported Friday.
A source for Verizon would not indicate how many employees were fired but said that the company now considered the case closed. A spokesman for Obama’s transition team said they had been notified on Wednesday and that the President elect no longer used that phone. Verizon indicated that employees wouldn’t be able to read text messages he sent or received from the record data.
ABC reported that Obama’s phone on the Verizon account was a simple flip phone and that employees would have been unable to access anything like Obama’s email records. Verizon has announced that it has launched an internal investigation to find out whether Obama’s information was leaked only internally or also outside the company.