Gizmodo: Millions of Time Warner Cable Customer Records Exposed in Third-Party Data Leak

Gizmodo: Millions of Time Warner Cable Customer Records Exposed in Third-Party Data Leak. “Roughly four million records containing the personal details of Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers were discovered stored on an Amazon server without a password late last month. The files, more than 600GB in size, were discovered on August 24 by the Kromtech Security Center while its researchers were investigating an unrelated data breach at World Wrestling Entertainment.”

Time Warner Warning About Possible Customer Data Theft

Time Warner is warning that some customer data might have been stolen. “Time Warner Cable Inc. said on Wednesday up to 320,000 customers may have had their email passwords stolen. The company said email and password details were likely gathered either through malware downloaded during phishing attacks or indirectly through data breaches of other companies that stored Time Warner Cable’s customer information, including email addresses.” I’m just now reading about this. 320,000 doesn’t sound like a lot, but in my experience these numbers tend to go up…