A data leak at Xfinity, which is owned by Comcast, has compromised the personal information of the majority of their customers. This includes account login information, passwords, and responses to security questions.
According to a statement filed with the attorney general’s office in Maine, Comcast has reported a security breach affecting approximately 35.8 million individuals. The company, a major player in media and technology, has informed affected customers through its website and email. The breach is attributed to a vulnerability in Citrix software, which is utilized by Comcast and other businesses.
Even though Citrix fixed the flaw in October, Xfinity discovered that unknown individuals were able to enter its internal networks sometime between October 16 and October 19, exposing sensitive information of customers. This could include personal details such as names, contact information, account login credentials, birthdates, partial Social Security numbers, and responses to security questions.
The financial statement indicates that the security breach most likely impacted all Xfinity subscribers.
For any inquiries, customers can reach Xfinity for free by calling (888) 799-2560, 24/7 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Additional details can be found on Xfinity’s website at www.xfinity.com/dataincident.
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