Hackers Threaten to Release Private Data of over 700,000 Customers of Frontier Communications

Hackers are demanding a ransom from
Frontier Communications so as not to reveal private information of over 750,000 customers — including full names and Social Security numbers — that was exposed in a data breach following a cyberattack on April 14th.

A notice Frontier submitted to the Office of the Maine Attorney General has it that 751, 895 customers’ personal data have been accessed by the hackers.

Frontier has notified impacted customers and provided them with one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft services.

Frontier “does not believe” customer financial information was exposed in the breach.

A report from Bleeping Computer has it that the RansomHub extortion group claimed responsibility for the attack on June 4th and is threatening to leak the 5GB of customer data it allegedly stole unless Frontier responds to their demands by June 14th.

The group claims the stolen dataset contains information belonging to two million Frontier customers, including their full name, physical address, date of birth, social security number, email address, credit score, and phone number.

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