Comcast internet down due to ransomware
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Comcast internet has been down for several days due to a ransomware attack on its network.
The attack is the latest in a series of attacks on the network by cybercriminals.
The network, which serves about 90 percent of the United States, has had more than a thousand cyber attacks on its servers in recent weeks, according to a report by the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.
Comcast was not affected by the ransomware, but the network has been a target of ransomware attacks in the past, according a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Comcast is currently offering free broadband to customers who are affected.
The company has been offering its network for several months to anyone who has experienced a disruption to their internet connection.
The ransomware, called DDoS, was first discovered on March 17 and the attacks have continued throughout the week, Kasperski said.
In the past two weeks, cybercrims have used more than 300 different DNS servers to cause the network to go down, according the report.
Kasperskaya said the attackers were able to steal information from more than 20,000 computers.
They are also using the DNS servers of the company to redirect users to the ransomware websites, according its report.
Comcast says that customers have been able to get connected to the network and have not experienced any issues with the network.
Comcast has also started offering free data plans to affected customers to speed up the network’s load.
Comcast internet has been down for several days due to a ransomware attack on its network.The attack is the latest…