Monday November 09, 2015

Comcast Resets 200k Passwords After Customer List Goes On Sale

Let's give credit where credit is due. Comcast acted fast on this one and, with any luck, none of its customers will be adversely affected.

Over the weekend, a reader (@flanvel) directed Salted Hash to a post on a Dark Web marketplace selling a number of questionable, if not outright illegal goods. The post in question offered a list of 590,000 Comcast email addresses and corresponding passwords. As proof, the seller offered a brief list of 112 accounts with a going rate of $300 USD for 100,000 accounts. However, one wished to purchase the entire list of 590,000 accounts, the final price was $1,000 USD.

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