Hack Notice

Hack Notice: Cox Communications

Cox Communications

Description
Recently, the Enforcement bureau of the federal Communications commission (FCC) entered into a resolution with Cox Communications (Cox) resolving an investigation into whether the line operator failed to properly protect its customers' personally identifiable information (PII) when its electronic data systems were hacked in 2014. coxswain is the third-largest cable television provider and the seventh-largest telephone carrier in the United States with over six million subscribers. This settlement presents the FCC's first secrecy and data security enforcement activity with a cable operator, echoing steps the FCC has recently taken against telecommunications providers to regulate and apply privateness and cybersecurity hacks.The hackCox's electronic data systems were hacked in august 2014 by a hacker using the alias evil Jordie, a penis of the band of teenage cybercriminals known as the Lizard Squad. Evil Jordie simply called cox and posed as a member of Cox's information technology department. he convinced both a coxswain customer service representative and a coxswain contractor to provide him with their account IDs and passwords and enter them into a phishing website.With those credentials, the hacker gained unauthorized access to coxswain customers' personally identifiable information, which included names, addresses, email addresses, secret questions/answers, PINs, and in some cases partial social surety and driver's license numbers of Cox's telegraph customers, as well as Customer proprietary network information (CPNI) of the company's telephone customers, the FCC said. The hacker then posted some customers' information on social media sites, changed some customers' account passwords, and shared the compromised account credentials with another alleged member of the Lizard Squad.

About HackNotice and Cox Communications

HackNotice is a service that notices trends and patterns in publically available data so as to identify possible data breaches, leaks, hacks, and other data incidents on behalf of our clients. HackNotice monitors data streams related to breaches, leaks, and hacks and Cox Communications was reported by one of those streams. HackNotice may also have the breach date, hack date, the hacker responsible, the hacked industry, the hacked location, and any other parts of the hack, breach, or leak that HackNotice can report on for the consumers of our product.

If you are a user of Cox Communications their products, services, websites, or applications and you were a client of HackNotice, monitoring for Cox Communications you may have been alerted to this report about Cox Communications . HackNotice is a service that provides data, information, and monitoring that helps our clients recover from and remediate data breaches, hacks, and leaks of their personal information. HackNotice provides a service that helps our clients know what to do about a hack, breach, or leak of their information.

If Cox Communications had a breach of consumer data or a data leak, then there may live additional actions that our clients should submit to protect their digital identity. Data breaches, hacks, and leaks often conduct to and cause indistinguishability theft, account take overs, ransomware, spyware, extortion, and malware. account takeovers are often caused by credential reuse, password reuse, easily guessed passwords, and are facilitated by the sharing of billions of credentials and other customer info through data leaks, as the direct result of data breaches and hacks.

HackNotice monitors trends in publically available data that indicates tens of thousands of data breaches each year, along with billions of records from data leaks each year. On behalf of our clients, HackNotice works to monitor for hacks that guide to lower client surety and digital identities that have been exposed and should be considered vulnerable to attack. HackNotice works with clients to identify the extent that digital identities have been exposed and provides remediation suggestions for how to handle each type of exposure.

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