The Federal Communications Commission has restored the service of the popular Netflix service after a massive data breach.
The Commission said Friday it had suspended Netflix’s customer service and restored the account of one of its employees.
The suspension is effective immediately, the Commission said.
It said that account was suspended by Comcast because it was violating rules that allow service providers to suspend or terminate their accounts if they receive an “inappropriate” level of complaints.
Netflix has been one of the internet giants most important targets in a cyberattack by North Korea, which has repeatedly targeted its service with malware.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tweeted that the company is “shocked and saddened” by the incident.
Netflix said it was suspending its customer service in the United States, Canada and parts of Europe for the time being.
Netflix is a major source of income for Netflix and other major content companies that use the internet to reach more people, including in countries that don’t have strong internet infrastructure.
The FCC said that Netflix accounts can be suspended and terminated by a single entity, so the account must be “connected” to Comcast.
Netflix’s account is still suspended, but the suspension will end immediately, according to a notice on the FCC website.
Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The agency said that it is continuing to investigate the incident, which it said occurred on or about March 6.
It did not say what kind of data was accessed by the breach, or how long it had taken to complete.
Netflix had previously been suspended from U.S. Internet services due to an unauthorized access to customer accounts.
The company also faced legal and security challenges after the attack.
In May, Netflix was fined $500,000 by the Federal Trade Commission for not paying the government for lost business.