Cable company operator Coaxial Cable has been the victim of a serious data breach, with more than 400,000 accounts linked to the company’s data.
The hack was detected by security firm Rapid7, which alerted Coaxic to the issue and alerted law enforcement.
It also found a large number of user accounts linked with the company that had no passwords, no account information and could be used to send or receive emails and text messages.
The breach was detected because of the high volume of accounts.
The company said it was working with the police and was taking the appropriate measures to mitigate the risks to customers and the network.
The affected customers are part of a small number of CoaxiCable customers in the Irish Republic, where CoaxiaCable operates.
The majority of those affected are in Northern Ireland.
The CoaxiacaCable spokesperson said the company had been informed that it was a serious breach and the data breach was being handled in a “thorough and timely manner”.
“The company has taken all necessary action and is currently working with law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute those responsible,” the spokesperson said.
“We are in contact with the relevant authorities and are actively investigating this matter.”
The affected users were initially alerted to the breach in May.
At the time of writing, Coaxian said it had not yet confirmed the extent of the breach, but that the number of affected accounts had gone up significantly.
The spokesperson said that while there was no evidence of fraud or abuse the company was still taking steps to protect customers from the breach.
“Coaxi Cable has a high volume base of customers and it is a complex undertaking to ensure that customers and their data is protected from potential breaches.
We are working with our customers and law enforcement to ensure this is a full and thorough investigation,” the company said in a statement.