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Duke Energy customer's information possibly compromised, spokesman says

Duke Energy customer's information possibly compromised, spokesman says

Only TIO users have been impacted, this data breach has not affected users of any other PayPal service or PayPal itself.

Almost 400,000 Duke Energy customers across the Carolinas who paid a power bill at some point from 2008 to 2017 at one of the company's walk-in payment processing center might have had their personal information compromised in a data breach.

Those payments were processed by TIO Networks, which was hacked in an attack disclosed after the company was purchased in July by PayPal Holdings Inc.

The information possible breached includes names, addresses, Duke Energy account numbers, account balances and banking information, if the customer paid by check.

PayPal has since notified consumers and billers about the vulnerability.

Customers who believe they may be impacted or have questions should visit TIO Networks for more information. "We will remain vigilant". And, according to reports, the company hasn't yet even contacted all customers.

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Shapiro noted that PayPal's actions are in stark contrast to how credit monitoring service Equifax responded to a breach impacting at least 145 million people, including 5.5 million Pennsylvania residents, earlier this year.

Duke Energy has announced that some of its customers may have had their personal information stolen.

It calls to mind Verizon's revelations in October, shortly after it acquired Yahoo, that a 2013 breach of the company had actually compromised not one but three billion user accounts.

To date, Paypal has not yet confirmed how the data breach was orchestrated, neither have they confirmed the exact details which were exposed to the hackers.

The specific kinds of information and data which were compromised. "Our goal is to force change in corporate behavior, so companies entrusted with our most secure information take substantive steps and implement the best technology to safeguard it better in the future".