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Satellite TV company Dish confirms ransomware attack


Satellite TV company Dish confirms ransomware attack

Satellite television giant Dish has confirmed that personal information of 3,00,000 employees has been stolen in a ransomware attack in February.


According to a media report, in a data breach notification filed by the company it is said that the customer databases were unaffected but hackers accessed hundreds of thousands of employee-related records during the cyberattack.


At present, the company has an employee strength of 16,000. It stated that former employees, employees' family members and a "limited number of other individuals" were affected by the data breach.


Moreover, the report said that this long-awaited data breach notification comes months after the company confirmed that hackers stole data from its systems during the cybersecurity attack without revealing whether customers or employees were affected.


The notification also reveals that the hackers got driver's licence numbers and other forms of identification.


In its letter sent to those affected, the company noted that it has "received confirmation that the extracted data has been deleted", the report mentioned.

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