Time Warner Cable loses 320,000 customer passwords via phishing attacks



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If you’re a Time Warner Cable customer, now is a very good time to change your password. The company admitted late yesterday that it believes personal data belonging to as many as 320,000 customers may have been stolen.

The news came to light after the FBI alerted Time Warner Cable to the fact that it believed that user data, including email addresses and passwords, “may have been compromised.” Reuters reports that it’s unclear how the data was collected, though “there were no indications that Time Warner Cable’s systems were breached.” Instead, data could have been siphoned directly from users via phishing attacks or perhaps obtained from other companies in possession of some Time Warner Cable data, the news organization speculates.

If you use Time Warner Cable’s services, you should update your passwords right now. Go do it. Adapted from Reuters

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