Credit card info of Warner Music Group leaked in a Cyber Attack

Warner Music Group, a multinational music recording company has begun to notify its customers about a possible data breach that could have impacted thousands of its customers.


Going by the details, on August 5th, 2020 the IT staff of Warner Music discovered that hackers have targeted the company’s eCommerce sites with a prolonged skimming attack that could have existed for months.


So, by installing data skimming software on the eCommerce websites across the US operated by Warner, the cybercriminals managed to access information entered by customers such as names, email addresses, telephone numbers, billing addresses, shipping addresses, credit card numbers, card expiration details along with CVC and CVV Codes.


Warner suspects that information entered by customers between April 25th, 2020 to August 5th, 2020 could have been compromised as the notice sent to customers by the American music giant specifies so. However, payments made through PayPal might not have been affected by the incident.


Note 1– Impacted customers will be eligible to avail of a 12 months identity monitoring service free of charge by Warner.


Note 2- In 2017, Warner fell prey to a phishing scam that led to the leak of over 3.8TB of data related to Vevo, a premium music video service operating under the label of Warner.


Note 3- Magecart is a hacking group that launches online cyber attacks on e-commerce platforms to steal payment details of customers like card information.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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