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Between October 16th and 19th, Xfinity learned of unauthorized access to its internal system, Citrix– a cloud computing company who provides software to thousands of companies around the world. Citrix issued a software patch to close the vulnerability, but after they patched the software, Comcast discovered unauthorized access to its internal systems.
On December 18th, 2023 Comcast Xfinity filed a notice with the Attorney General of Maine affecting customers nationwide.
Comcast asked all its customers to reset their passwords and enable multi-factor authentication on their accounts.
WHO WAS AFFECTED?
- 36 MILLION CUSTOMERS AFFECTED
- Comcast has more than 32 million active broadband customers, meaning that almost all, if not all customers have been affected.
WHAT WAS EXPOSED?
- Usernames & passwords
- Full name
- Last four digits of social security number
- Contact information, dates of birth
- Security questions and answers were exposed
WHO HACKED CITRIX?
- At least one group of thread actors has exploited Citrix Bleed– people deploying LockBit 3.0 ransomware, which has been linked to Russia, according to cybersecurity researcher Kevin Beaumont.
- These affiliates have previously targeted organizations in critical infrastructure sectors, including government and emergency services, health care, financial services.
- In late October, members of the ransomware group LockBit claimed to have breached Boeing’s parts and distribution business. Investigators traced that attack to an exploit of Citrix Bleed.
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