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Dish confirms cyber attack impacting 300,000 employees

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US-based satellite television giant Dish has confirmed that hackers stole the personal information of about 300,000 employees in a ransomware attack in February, TechCrunch reported.

The company said in a data breach notification filed with Maine’s attorney general last week that while customer databases were unaffected, hackers accessed hundreds of thousands of employee-related records during the cyber attack.

Dish, which employs nearly 16,000 people, stated that former employees, employees’ family members and a limited number of other individuals were affected by the data breach. Dish did not name of the hacker.


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