Vevo hacked by OurMine, Over 3.12TB of data released online


  
 Hacking group OurMine is making news headlines after the group hacked Vevo and released nearly 3.12TB of data online.

 According to reports, the hacking group hijacked Okta account of a Vevo employee and then used the account to gain access to Vevo's data. Gizmodo reports that the hackers reached out to the employee but instead were told to "f*ck off" which then prompted them to post the data, stating that that they would only bring it down if the company asks them to.
 Vevo which is the joint venture between Sony Music entertainment, Universal Music Group, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group and Google parent company Alphabet Inc confirmed the data breach via a company spokesman who said that the data breach was caused by a phishing scam via LinkedIn. The spokesman said the company is currently investigating the extent of exposure and is addressing the issue..

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However, the data dumped by OurMine online consist of promotional contents, videos and some official documents. Although most of these files are just social media marketing related documents such as artists info, weekly or monthly music charts etc but some documents are still classified and might reveal a few things about the company

Our is well known for targeting top social media accounts of celebrities, political figures, companies etc to test how weak the security level of theses accounts are, last month hacked HBO's Twitter account as well as Wikileaks' DNS. The group is famously known for hacking the Twitter account of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest account. Buzzfeed, TechCrunch and many other top Social Media accounts have been hacked by this group.

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