Vevo hack by Ourmine using LinkedIN

Ourmine has targeted another entertainment site, with the new title: Vevo hack.

Vevo hack! Hacking group OurMine early Friday posted more than 3 Terabytes of internal files accessed during a breach of Vevo, a music video platform majority-controlled by Universal Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, Alphabet Inc., and Sony Music. Roughly 3.12TB worth of internal files have been posted online.

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The OurMine hacker squad has claimed responsibility for Vevo hack. The group hijacked WikiLeaks’ DNS last month shortly after they took over HBO’s Twitter account. Last year, they took over Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts; and they hit both BuzzFeed and TechCrunch.

OurMine says it leaked the files after one of the company’s employees told it to “fuck off”, but added that it will take down the files if Vevo asks it to.

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The company has confirmed the hack in a statement, saying the company “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.”

According to Variety, the stolen files included notes on around 90 artists, including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Madonna, Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, Florida Georgia Line, One Direction, Sia, The Weeknd, and U2.

The breach was first reported by Dell Cameron of Gizmodo, who said the leaked content seems “pretty mild,” which contained “weekly music charts, pre-planned social media content, and various details about the artists under the record companies’ management.”

Mohamad El Hout, MBA, M.Eng., CISSP

Mohamad is an entrepreneur and a Senior Security Consultant dealing with the design and delivery of standard and complex security gateway solutions, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. His interests include business, technology, leadership, sports, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge.

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