Comcast recently announced that 200,000 customers will have to change their passwords. They found out that 590,000 Comcast accounts are being sold online for $1000, but they say that only 200,000 accounts are active. Comcast denies they were hacked and said that their users probably downloaded viruses or they were phished and there accounts were obtained that way.
“We’re taking this seriously and we’re working to get this fixed for those customers who may have been impacted, but the vast majority of information out there was invalid,” a company spokesperson said, according to the Washington Post.
The chief technology officer for Intel Security says that data breaches have been so common lately that it’s not surprising to so much customer information for sale. They regularly monitor the dark web and see information like this for sale all the time.