Dish Network is one of the largest American television companies and a leader in providing satellite-based television subscriptions. The company currently serves millions of customers and has an estimated 16,000 employees throughout the country.
The Dish Network data breach occurred when a hacker gang broke into the Dish file server and encrypted key company data. Once the data was encrypted, the Dish service was interrupted, and customers suffered problems with their video streams. It took several days for Dish to resolve the issues enough to restore service to customers, and we don't know if the company paid the attackers or not.
Dish Network released some information about the attack on February 23, 2023. It's presumed that the attack occurred several days before the information was released.
The Dish Network data breach impacted company customers because the Dish service was down for several days due to the attack. We don't know specifically what information was released during the attack, but we expect that some customers and maybe Dish employees may have been exposed due to this attack.
The Dish Network file system has millions of files within it, and many of those files could have been impacted by this attack. We know dish employs more than 18,000 individuals and services millions of customers, and any of those individuals could have been impacted by the breach.