Paramount discloses information breach following safety incident


American leisure large Paramount World disclosed an information breach after its programs received hacked and attackers gained entry to personally identifiable info (PII).

Paramount mentioned in breach notification letters signed by Nickelodeon Animation Studio EVP Brian Keane despatched to affected people that the attackers had entry to its programs between Might and June 2023.

“Primarily based on our investigation, the non-public info might have included your identify, date of beginning, Social Safety quantity or different government-issued identification quantity (akin to driver’s license quantity or passport quantity) and data associated to your relationship with Paramount,” the mass media giant told impacted people.

After discovering the incident, the corporate took steps to safe impacted programs and began an investigation to ascertain the extent and scope of the breach.

Paramount additionally employed a cybersecurity knowledgeable to assist examine the assault and is collaborating with legislation enforcement brokers as a part of an investigation.

It mentioned it is also upgrading safety measures to make sure that related incidents is not going to reoccur.

Knowledge breach affected lower than 100 individuals

“We did examine an incident the place we discovered that an unauthorized social gathering accessed sure recordsdata from our programs. Upon discovery of the unauthorized exercise, we took swift motion to establish and tackle the incident,” a Paramount spokesperson informed BleepingComputer.

“The non-public info of lower than 100 people might have been accessed by the unauthorized social gathering and people people and the related authorities had been notified.”

Paramount is but to disclose if the affected individuals are workers or clients (e.g., Paramount+ subscribers).

Whereas no different particulars relating to the safety breach had been supplied, BleepingComputer has discovered that this was not a ransomware assault and it was not linked to Clop’s current wave of MoveIT information theft assaults.

Paramount is a number one leisure and streaming firm whose portfolio features a lengthy checklist of community, studio, and streaming manufacturers akin to CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Photos, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and Paramount+.

It additionally boasts over 4.3 billion subscribers throughout its providers in additional than 180 nations. 

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