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Time Warner Cable Cautions Customers about Probable Data Hack

Time Warner Cable in a notification to a maximum of 320,000 clients has said that an unauthorized data breach likely stole the clients' password and electronic mail particulars. Subsequently, the tech team of Time Warner was informed of the happening which is now investigating for confirming it it's real as well as what source possibly caused the data exposure.

As per one report, the seizure of password and e-mail particulars was possibly done from the ISP as well as the cable through malicious software pulled down in a phishing campaign alternatively probably via data hack of some other organization that has access to client database of TWC.

Time Warner Cable is presently using FBI's expertise that at first informed the company about the filched passwords/e-mails, each of them stored with the Roadrunner provider.

TWC believes hackers stole the e-mail ids earlier from non-TWC entities as also sold them together with the e-mail ids belonging to other providers' clients.

Consumers having e-mail ids with the "@rr.com" suffix might get impacted and should expect to hear from TWC soon that would suggest tips on the way they can reset their passwords.

The company stated it was engaged in communicating with the potentially affected clients, while urging them towards setting new passwords that should be strong enough to crack.

Earlier during 2009, TWC/Roadrunner networks had some specific cable modems with a vulnerability that aided attack against 65,000 consumers.

In November, Comcast a competitor of Time Warner changed passwords for almost 600K user-accounts which cyber-criminals understandably seized and posted online to be sold on underground forums. Approximately 200K showed up as legitimate, while the rest were obsolete. Despite so, hackers demanded one thousand dollars to hand over the data.

TWC seemingly hinted that FBI's alert expanded to a broader revelation that also included other Internet Service Providers. While no additional news about other American ISPs have arrived, still Time Warner would be on the vigil for any further information during the forthcoming days. Bgr.com reported this January 7, 2016.

Meanwhile, for all subscribers to Time Warner Cable, it is advisable that they change their passwords.

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