Anonymous Hits Universal Music And Viacom

Let the hackathon continue with Anonymous now in the driver's seat after LulzSec called it quits. This time the target is not the small country of Anguilla, but the major media companies, Viacom and Universal Music.

The group of hackers released information they grabbed from Universal Music Group including company information and application data. There was also a handful of usernames and (tsk, tsk) plain text passwords from umusic.com users. The Viacom dump was a bit more ho-hum, containing only a bunch of scripts and information about its servers.

Neither leak is a major security breach like that of Sony, but it is publicly embarrassing for the two media giants. [Anonymous via Twitter]


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