Hack Notice

Hack Notice: Viacom

Viacom

Description
a mishandling of Viacom's master AWS key has left the credentials of hundreds of digital properties, including comedy Central, Paramount, MTV and other entertainment companies, exposed.On Aug. 30, 2017 UpGuard Director of Cyber peril research Chris Vickery spotted a publicly downloadable amazon web Services S3 cloud storehouse bucket containing what appeared to be nothing less than either the primary or backup configuration of Viacom's IT infrastructure.The servers contained the passwords and manifests for Viacom's servers as well as data needed to maintain and expand the IT infrastructure in add-on to the access paint and secret key for the corporations AWS account, according to a Sept. 19 blog post.

About HackNotice and Viacom

HackNotice is a service that notices trends and patterns in publically available data so as to identify possible data breaches, leaks, hacks, and other data incidents on behalf of our clients. HackNotice monitors data streams related to breaches, leaks, and hacks and Viacom was reported by one of those streams. HackNotice may also have the breach date, hack date, the hacker responsible, the hacked industry, the hacked location, and any other parts of the hack, breach, or leak that HackNotice can report on for the consumers of our product.

If you are a user of Viacom their products, services, websites, or applications and you were a client of HackNotice, monitoring for Viacom you may have been alerted to this report about Viacom . HackNotice is a service that provides data, information, and monitoring that helps our clients recover from and remediate data breaches, hacks, and leaks of their personal information. HackNotice provides a service that helps our clients know what to do about a hack, breach, or leak of their information.

If Viacom had a breach of consumer data or a data leak, then there may be additional actions that our clients should submit to protect their digital identity. data breaches, hacks, and leaks often take to and reason indistinguishability theft, account make overs, ransomware, spyware, extortion, and malware. account takeovers are often caused by credential reuse, password reuse, easily guessed passwords, and are facilitated by the sharing of billions of credentials and other customer information through data leaks, as the direct result of data breaches and hacks.

HackNotice monitors trends in publically available data that indicates tens of thousands of data breaches each year, along with billions of records from data leaks each year. On behalf of our clients, HackNotice works to monitor for hacks that lead-in to depress client security and digital identities that have been exposed and should be considered vulnerable to attack. HackNotice works with clients to identify the extent that digital identities hold been exposed and provides remediation suggestions for how to grip each type of exposure.

HackNotice monitors the hacker community, which is a network of individuals that share data breaches, hacks, leaks, malware, spyware, ransomware, and many other tools that are often used for financial fraud, account take overs, and further breaches and hacks. HackNotice monitors the hacker community specifically for breaches, hacks, and data leaks that hurt consumers. HackNotice applies industry specific knowledge and advanced certificate practices to monitor for trends that indicate breaches, hacks, and exposed digital identities.

HackNotice also enables clients to share cut notices with their friend, family, and collogues to help increase awareness around alleged hacks, breaches, or data leaks. HackNotice works to provide clients with sharable reports to help increase the certificate of our clients personal network. The security of the people that our clients interact with directly impacts the raze of surety of our clients. Increased photograph to accounts that have been taken over by hackers leads to further account take overs through phishing, malware, and other attach techniques.

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