590,000 Comcast Passwords, E-mail Addresses Pop Up on Darknet

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http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/590000-Comcast-Passwords-Email-Addresses-Pop-Up-on-Darknet-135597


Some observers note that 590,000 Comcast e-mail addresses and accompanying password recently showed up on several Darknet markets over the last week (for about $300 per 100,000 addresses). I've reached out to Comcast for confirmation on whether this leaked data is genuine and haven't heard back yet, but the company allegedly confirmed the data's validity in a conversation with CSO.com.


According to that report, Comcast has stated that only about 200,000 of the accounts were currently active, and Comcast is in the process of resetting all of the accounts' passwords.


Comcast stated that the password resets will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The company also claims it's certain that none of their systems or apps were currently compromised, meaning these individuals were likely the target of malware, phishing attacks, or a previous data breach.
 

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