Dish Comes Clean On February Hack: Affects Personal Info Of 300K Employees, Customer Details Unaffected

  • DISH Network Corp DISH recently confirmed that hackers targeted the personal information of nearly 300,000 individuals months after the February ransomware attack.
  • The firm said hackers accessed hundreds of thousands of employee-related records during the cyberattack, TechCrunch cites a last week attorney general filing.
  • It said that former employees, employees’ family members, and a “limited number of other individuals” were affected by the breach.
  • Dish’s data hack information confirms that hackers also accessed driver’s license numbers and other forms of identification.
  • The company has reportedly received confirmation that the hackers have deleted the extracted data, implying some negotiation between the hackers and the victim.
  • Hackers have not added Dish to the dark web leak site of the Russia-linked Black Basta ransomware gang — allegedly behind the cyberattack — another sign of potential negotiation between the parties.
  • Dish’s ransomware incident came to the forefront in late February after customers complained about a prolonged outage that prevented them from accessing streams, services, or their accounts. 
  • Previous reports claimed the hack to have affected 10 million or more customers.
  • Price Action: DISH shares closed higher by 1.19% at $6.78 on Monday.

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