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.