September 15, 2017 by

3.12 TB: Hackers Breach and Leak Data from Major Video Platform Vevo

Vevo, the joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, and Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company), was hacked on Friday.

Hacking group ‘OurMine’ has claimed responsibility for a data breach that saw roughly 3.12 TB worth of internal files from video platform Vevo posted online.

The leaked cache includes a variety of office documents, videos and other promotional materials. First reported by Gizmodo, who were able to view and review some of the documents, the leaked cache also reveals details of an employee account compromise for Okta, the single sign-on workplace app.

A Vevo spokesman told the publication:

[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.

The stolen documents also include Vevo’s internal dossiers on about 90 or so artists, including the likes of Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Madonna, One Direction, Sia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and U2.

OurMine, known for its guerilla-style attacks and marketing efforts to publicize itself has previously claimed a number of notable victims including Netflix, Marvel, Google, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

In a post on its website, OurMine confirmed that it had “deleted the files because of a request from VEVO.”

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