❗ Comcast confirms massive data breach of Xfinity customers

❗ Millions of subscribers are affected

❗ If you are an Xfinity customer, what can you do?

Comcast is confirming a massive data breach that might have involved personal information of millions of Xfinity customers.

The company began notifying customers this week that sensitive information may have been compromised.

In a statement, the company confirms "between October 16 and October 19, 2023, there was unauthorized access to internal systems."

Comcast Profits Rise 26 Percent In Fourth Quarter
Getty Images

The vulnerability that allowed the data breach has been repaired, according to the company.

However, over 35.8 million Comcast customers have been affected.

What data was stolen?

According to the notice sent to customers, the "information likely acquired" by hackers includes:

⭕ Usernames
⭕ Hashed passwords
⭕ Customer names
⭕ Customer contact information
⭕ Last four digits of social security numbers
⭕ Customer dates of birth
⭕ Customer secret questions and answers

The company says a data analysis is ongoing.

Data Breach

What do I do now?

Xfinity is already requiring customers to reset passwords to their accounts.

The company is also "strongly recommending" customers enable two-factor or multi-factor authentication on their account.

The Federal Trade Commission has also put together a guide for consumers who have been victims of a data breach.

How else am I affected?

The biggest danger beyond the Xfinity breach is if you used the same password on multiple sites.

Individuals are strongly encouraged not to reuse passwords across multiple platforms, especially for banking and financial sites.

If you do, you should change those passwords immediately and check you accounts for any suspicious activity.

Hackers count on individuals who may be lax in their personal data security to gain access.

If you notice anything suspicious, report it to police immediately.

Xfinity customers with questions can contact the company at 888-799-2560 toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is also available on the Xfinity website.

15 US Cities You Can't Afford In 5 Years + The most expensive in NJ as of now

According to Financebuzz.com, you're not going to be able to afford these 15 cities in 5 years across the US. Plus a look at 5 of New Jersey's least affordable places today.

Gallery Credit: Kyle Matthews, Mike Brant

Real life Sopranos spots to visit in NJ

Since its debut 25 years ago, The Sopranos has lived on as a favorite among fans, old and new. While time has changed some of the New Jersey landscape, there's still plenty of spots that Tony visited, that you can, too.

Gallery Credit: Erin Vogt

9 NJ counties with highest home values

Gallery Credit: Jeff Deminski/Townsquare Media

Report a correction 👈 | 👉 Contact our newsroom

More From 105.7 The Hawk