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.