Fake IT admin tricked Cox rep into handing over customer database
US broadband watchdog the FCC has fined Cox Communications $595,000 (£391,000, AU$832,000) after a Lizard Squad hacker swiped its customer records.
The FCC announced the punishment on Thursday, ending an investigation into the 2014 security breach. The fine is the first such penalty the FCC has dished out against a US cable operator.
The regulator said Cox failed to provide adequate security for its customer database, and then failed to notify the commission when the intrusion was discovered.