The internet has gone wild over an alleged breach at an email provider in the US.
NBC News has reported that the breach at Comcast is believed to have been the result of an unauthorized access to Comcast’s data.
NBC’s Matt Lauer is not reporting on the story but has previously said that Comcast’s breach is “the worst data breach of our lifetimes.”
Comcast is owned by NBCUniversal, which also owns Fox News.
It has a large stake in Comcast.
Comcast’s breach was the first such data breach at the network’s cable and Internet providers since 2010.
The Associated Press reported last week that Comcast was the source of an attack on a company called Comcast Media Services, which provides video streaming to customers of NBCUniversal’s Universal TV network.
Comcast reportedly had access to the company’s network’s network-level data, including IP addresses, email addresses and other identifying information.
The AP report said Comcast’s intrusion involved a series of spear phishing emails.
The email messages were sent to people who were not Comcast employees or customers, according to the AP.
They asked for payment and other information that was not provided in the emails.
NBCUniversal said in a statement to the Associated Press that it “stands behind the integrity and security of its systems and has been working closely with the FBI and other law enforcement authorities to understand the matter.”
Comic Book Guy, the writer and artist behind the Comic Book Guy podcast, tweeted that his “favorite shows” were not affected by the Comcast hack.
Comic book writer Scott Lobdell tweeted that he was “sickened by the DNC hack” and called on Congress to investigate the breach.
The hackers are also suspected of having targeted movie studios and media companies.
A spokesperson for Marvel Studios, which is owned and operated by Disney, told CNN that it is “working with our international partners” to investigate.