Verizon Wireless has fired the workers tied to the breach of records for a cell phone used by Barack Obama, according to CNN.
A source told CNN on Friday about the firings. The source wouldn't say how many people were involved. The workers had been placed on leave earlier this week during Verizon's internal investigation.
"We now consider this matter closed," the source told CNN.
The breach wasThursday; President-elect Obama's transition team was informed a day earlier. Obama's spokesman told CNN that the flip phone, which didn't have e-mail, had been inactive for months.
The source told CNN that the employees weren't authorized to view customer records unless the customer requested it. The employees could not have read text messages or listened to voice mail, CNN reported.