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100 Victims – Media Giant Hacked

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ByEsme Greene

Sep 15, 2023
100 Victims – Media Giant Hacked
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A cyber assault was reported by the American media company Paramount Global, in which the attackers were able to acquire the personal information of little under 100 persons.

Paramount Breach: Swift Response and Stronger Shields

Paramount’s systems were breached in May and June 2023, according to notifications to people impacted that were signed by Vice President of Nickelodeon Animation Studio Brian Keane.

The business set out right once to assess the severity and consequences of the occurrence. The letter, which is written to the victims, states that personal information may have included the victims’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and other government-issued identity numbers.

The protections of the exposed systems were quickly rebuilt. Additionally, the company hired a cybersecurity expert from the outside and is working with law enforcement.

A Paramount spokeswoman stated that “the attackers were able to access the personal data of only 100 people.” It is not yet clear whether the breach affected the company’s staff or its clients (such as Paramount+ subscribers).

The attack, according to experts, was not a ransomware attack, and it is very unlikely to have been connected to the previous strikes by the Clop gang on the MoveIT platform. The business itself doesn’t offer any further information.

One of the top names in American entertainment is Paramount Global. It is the owner of the Paramount+, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures, CBS, Showtime Networks, and Showtime brands. More than 4.3 billion people worldwide subscribe to these services in more than 180 different nations.

To avoid future occurrences of this kind, the media behemoth keeps bolstering its defenses.

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Esme brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our website, specializing in all aspects of DarkWeb security. With a deep understanding of the intricate workings of the DarkWeb and its associated cybersecurity risks, Esme curates insightful and informative content for our readers.