Dish Network Confirms Ransomware Attack, Says Threat Actors Stole Data
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Satellite broadcast provider and TV giant Dish Network finally confirmed that a ransomware attack was the cause of a multi-day network and service outage that started on Friday.
The widespread outage hit Dish.com, the Dish Anywhere app, Boost Mobile (a subsidiary owned by Dish Wireless), and other websites and networks owned and operated by Dish Network. Customers have also reported that the company's call center phone numbers were unreachable.
Dish Network first blamed the network and service outage on VPN issues. But in an SEC filing, Dish Network said it "determined that the outage was due to a cyber-security incident and notified appropriate law enforcement authorities."
Dish Network also confirmed that the threat actors stole data from its compromised systems (potentially containing personal information) but failed to mention if it belonged…
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