Entercom cyber-attack affected Radio.com users

A report just released by Bleepingcomputer.com reveals that Entercom’s Sept. 2019 cyber-attack of last year also resulted in a data breach of names, usernames & passwords of  Radio.com users.  Entercom has notified affected users by letter & filed with California’s Office of the Attorney General. “As part of our investigation into that attack, we became aware of unauthorized activity relating to third-party cloud hosting services, which we use to store information relating to Radio.com users,” Entercom explains.”Specifically, our investigation determined that for approximately three (3) hours on August 4, 2019, an unauthorized actor accessed information relating to Radio.com users contained in database backup files.” The company discovered that an unauthorized actor was able to access the protected personal information of an undisclosed number of Radio.com users. Entercom also urges users who received the data breach notification letters to change their passwords for Radio.com accounts and for any other accounts where the same password was used.  This is the third time Entercom has been affected by a security incident or breach.  Radio.com users who haven’t received notification of this data breach should be aware of this report’s findings & take appropriate measures.


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Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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