U.S. mass media holding company and movie theater operator National Amusements, which counts Paramount and CBS as its subsidiaries, has disclosed that data from 82,128 individuals have been exfiltrated following a data breach last December, TechCrunch reports.
The incident was only identified in August and involved the theft of personal and financial information, including credit card and banking account numbers, as well as their accompanying passwords and security codes, according to a filing sent by National Amusements to the Office of the Maine Attorney General. No further details regarding the incident have been provided but it has been suspected that employee data was primarily affected as suggested by the notice submission from the company's human resources lead.
Such a breach disclosure comes months after Paramount informed the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office regarding a security incident that resulted in the compromise of some of its customers' names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, and other government-issued numbers.
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Cybernews reports that several documents leaked on GitHub have revealed the Chinese government's utilization of spyware developed by homegrown information security firm I-Soon in its offensive cyber operations.
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