It was only yesterday that Time Warner Cable announced that data of more than 320,000 customers had leaked online, this included their emails and passwords, however, the company isn’t assigning itself any blame for the breach. A spokesperson for TWC says that the company has not yet determined how this data was obtained and that there’s nothing to indicate that the breach happened at its end.

In a statement provided to Forbes the TWC spokesperson mentioned that the emails and passwords leaked were either previously stolen through malware downloaded during phishing attacks “or indirectly through data breaches of other companies that stored TWC customer information, including email addresses.”

Time Warner Cable is reaching out to those hundreds of thousands of customers who have been likely impacted by this leak, it’s reaching out to them over direct mail and email to implore them to change their passwords. For some customers, though the damage may already have been done considering that many have the unhealthy habit of using one password  for all their online accounts, it’s much more common than you think.

One can only hope for the sake of impacted customers that more details emerge about the leak over the next few days and the entire matter becomes clear, nevertheless, it goes without saying that if you’re a TWC customer, it would be best to change your password. Better to be safe than sorry.

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