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Hacker Group Leaks Vevo Data then Deletes it


Music video utility Vevo, which has three owners, together with the owner firm of Google and Abu Dhabi Media situated in Dubai, was victimized with a hack which OurMine a prolific group launched during early morning of September 15, 2017. The revelation of the hack came from OurMine itself through certain blog posting.


Actually, OurMine's website was suddenly found with unexpected data such as single sheets about quality artists as well as marketing materials, apparently worth 3.12 terabytes. Several hours afterwards, Vevo posted a request regarding the stolen information which should be removed that OurMine complied with.


In the latest development, one web-link leading onto the web-page where Vevo web-links were embedded was opened for the public; however, even before this could be done, the information files had been taken down at large. Subsequently, the majority of download web-links diverted onto one login page of Vevo Box.com. The domain exhibits a notification making a statement that following Vevo's request OurMine erased the data-files.


Gizmodo reports that hackers managed getting a chiefly benign information trove through compromise of an account, belonging to certain Vevo employee, related to Okta an application of the workplace. As per OurMine, it took the decision of exposing the files because an employee of Vevo used derogatory words against OurMine, that the group, which told it about the hack, didn't have anything. Billboard.com posted this, September 15, 2017.


The exposed files, writes Gizmodo, consist of office documents, videos along with more promotional materials. Notably, a few files had not too significant information such as shortly expected social media postings and weekly music catalogs. Nonetheless, the hacker syndicate as well exposed sensitive files, in particular, the alarm code of Vevo UK.


Indeed OurMine's key objective is pointing out to organizations their weak security. Within the current instance, the hackers had hijacked a staff member's A/C for the Okta workplace application.


During August, OurMine compromised HBO's social media A/Cs. Separately, during the summer; extortion demands threatened HBO after hackers filched the programmer's data folders worth 1.5TB. Other victims -Google, Marvel, Netflix, Jack Dorsey chief of Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook too were hit.

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