OurMine hacks Vevo, releases staggering 3.12TB of internal files
This past summer was basically hunting season for hackers (as HBO well knows), but just because fall is now upon us doesn’t mean the hacking spree has stopped.
Vevo — the joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, and Google parent company Alphabet Inc. — has confirmed to Mashable that it’s the last victim of a data breach.
“We can confirm that Vevo experienced a data breach as a result of a phishing scam via Linkedin. We have addressed the issue and are investigating the extent of exposure,” a Vevo spokesperson told Mashable.
They also confirmed its UK office security had not been impacted.
OurMine — the hacking group behind the recent WikiLeaks takeover and other breaches like HBO, Netflix, the WWE, and Marvel — claimed responsibility for the hack and posted 3.12TB of Vevo’s internal files online.
On their website, OurMine said they decided to leak Vevo files because they talked to an employee from the company about the leak and he said “Fuck off, you don’t have anything”:
Gizmodo, which was the first to report the hack, reported that at first sight the leaked content seems “pretty mild,” containing “weekly music charts, pre-planned social media content, and various details about the artists under the record companies’ management.”