Nearly 320,000 Time Warner Cable customers’ email passwords could be compromised

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Time Warner Cable says nearly 320,000 customers' email data may have been compromised.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Time Warner Cable Inc., announced on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of customers could have had their email passwords stolen.

According to Reuters,  nearly 320,000 customers could be affected.

Time Warner Cable says the breach did not occur in the Time Warner’s internal systems but likely at a company that stores Time Warner’s customers’ information. The information could have also been gathered through malware downloaded during phishing attacks, Time Warner told Reuters.

Time Warner told  Reuters that they plan to contact those directly affected.