Comcast Discloses Breach Affecting About 36 Million Accounts

Comcast confirmed a breach exposing the personal information of 36 million U.S. Xfinity account holders.

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Comcast has confirmed a security breach affecting 36 million U.S. Xfinity accounts, according to media reports.

Comcast said that hackers exploited a vulnerability in third-party software provider, Citrix, which it uses for remote network access, according to a December 19 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report.

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Joey Solitro

Joey Solitro is a freelance financial journalist at Kiplinger with more than a decade of experience. A longtime equity analyst, Joey has covered a range of industries for media outlets including The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha, Market Realist, and TipRanks. Joey holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.