Frontier Communications Hit in Attack

June 10, 2024

INCIDENT

Telecom provider, Frontier Communications, suffered an attack from a cybercrime group that was able to get into some of its IT systems which also led to operational disruptions “considered material.”
After discovering the incident on April 14, the company said it partially shut down some systems to prevent the attackers from moving across the network, which also led to some operational disruptions.
The company said in an 8-K filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), “On April 14, 2024, Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. detected that a third party had gained unauthorized access to portions of its information technology environment.
“Upon detection, the Company initiated its previously established cyber incident response protocols and took measures to contain the incident. As part of this process, the containment measures, which included shutting down certain of the Company’s systems, resulted in an operational disruption that could be considered material. Based on the Company’s investigation, it has determined that the third party was likely a cybercrime group, which gained access to, among other information, personally identifiable information."

Incident Date

April 14, 2024

Estimated Cost

Unknown at this time.

Type of Malware

No Malware identified

Threat Source

No threat source identified