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Frontier Communications hit by cyber attack, service down for millions

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Frontier Communications experienced a cyber attack that forced them to take down their IT systems, affecting millions of broadband customers. The company detected unauthorized access on April 14, 2024, and took immediate action. They believe they have contained the breach and are in the process of restoring normal operations.

US telecom provider Frontier Communications detected unauthorized access in their IT environment, leading to a shutdown of their internal systems and impacting internet access for millions of customers. The incident was reported to the SEC, and the company took its systems down as part of its incident response protocols to contain the breach. Frontier serves customers in 25 US states with 3 million broadband subscribers.

This cyber attack on Frontier Communications is part of a trend where threat actors target critical national infrastructure, such as telecom companies. This incident follows other high-profile attacks on telecom firms, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity measures to protect essential services.

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