Time Warner Cable was the target on the latest cyber attack on user accounts and the company is advising around 320.000 customers to change their passwords. The firm sent this message to the customers:
“Our understanding is that the compromise had nothing to do with TWC’s systems or processes. TWC has found no evidence of a breach in its systems that operate and secure email accounts for our customers.”
In addition to that, customers throughout Time Warner’s nationwide service territory were advised to change their passwords. They can do this by navigating to http://twc.com/emailpassword and following the instructions given by TWC. According to a spokeswoman of the company, only customers with Roadrunner e-mail addresses (those with “rr” in the domain name) are affected by the hacker attack.
Time Warner Cable did not discover the breach by themselves, the information of the possible attack was provided by the FBI. Now that TWC knows about the attack, they are investigating how that hackers acquired the account details of around 320.000 customers. They suspect that the hackers may have came through phishing attacks or via breaches of third parties that store TWC customer information.
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