WSJ: Hackers Release Universal Music, Viacom Data
June 29, 2011 at 3:49 AM (PT)
On the heels on SONY being hacked, and having information about PLAYSTATION and other users being released, comes a report from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL that, "a computer-hacking group that absorbed the notorious LULZ SECURITY cybergang on TUESDAY released a cache of files purportedly stolen from VIVENDI SA's UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and VIACOM INC."
Passwords and user data was released by ANONYMOUS, a loosely affiliated group of cyberactivists, from a UNIVERSAL MUSIC affiliated website. Information about VIACOM's computer networks was also leaked.
"The release of purportedly stolen data comes just three days after LULZ SECURITY posted a good-bye message on TWITTER," notes the WSJ, "saying it was disbanding after a 50-day rampage that struck SONY CORP., THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, the U.S. SENATE and other high-profile targets."