Over Four Million Time Warner Cable Records Vulnerable in Leak

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Over four million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak

Reporting by Laharee Chatterjee and Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Sriraj Kalluvila

Released at Fri, 01 Sep 2017 19:58:18 +0000
The documents — over 600 gigabytes in size containing sensitive information such as transaction ID, user names, Mac addresses, serial numbers, account numbers — were discovered on Aug. 24 without a password by investigators of Kromtech. (bit.ly/2wqgA3J)
“A vendor has advised us that certain non-financial information of legacy Time Warner Cable customers who used the MyTWC app became potentially visible by outside resources,” Charter Communications Inc (CHTR.O), Time Warner Cable’s parent, said in an email.
The breach was eventually connected to BroadSoft Inc (BSFT.O), a communications company, whose apparatus developed the MyTWC app.
After the discovery and the incident has been investigated, the information was removed, Charter said.

(Reuters) – More than four million records of consumers of Time Warner Cable’s MyTWC app were found unsecured within an Amazon server a month, digital security research center Kromtech Security Center said in a blog post on Friday.

Broadsoft didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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