Cox investigates possible data breach

When your employees’ data are up for sale on the dark web, that’s a pretty good indicator you’ve had a breach – if the data are valid. 

Joseph Cox reports:

Apparent names, email addresses, phone numbers, and other information relating to some 40,000 Cox Communications employees is currently advertised on a marketplace specialising in stolen data and computer exploits.

“Selling 40k personal details of cox employs [sic],” the listing on The Real Deal Market, a recently relaunched dark web site, reads. Cox Communications is a US internet service provider which also sells cable access.

Motherboard obtained a relatively small sample of the data for verification purposes, containing information on 100 apparent employees, and shared a copy of it with the affected company.

Read more on Motherboard.

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