Before you read this, if you have an account with Viacom or Universal Music, go change your password right now! Â Looks like the #AntiSec run is still continuing. Â As I’m writing this, more and more private information is being released to the wild. Â What caught my attention was one of their latest releases for Viacom and Universal Music along with other content.
As I’ve had an account with Universal which included a credit card associated with it I decided to pull down the torrent to see what information was really in the files, and to see if I was actually listed in there. Â The files are SQL database files, and even though I didn’t load them into a database I used a text editor to just look at the content unformatted.
After looking through about 6GB of SQL text I was unable to find any of my user information, which is great. Â What isn’t great is the plethora of other user information in the files.
The file is filled with sweepstake run information, content catalogs and the really scary, usernames and passwords. Â I was able to see a ton of potential usernames and passwords.
Here is what’s more scary; Â I’m not a hacker. Â I’m not a crazy computer programmer, however I was able to download information freely online that compromises thousands of user credentials. Â This potentially gives me the opportunity to login to your account and purchase, download, or alter content or your user information. Â Thankfully these companies don’t offer credit card information for people to pull just because they are in your account. Â This does however give them the opportunity to buy things with it!
At this point, I’ve deleted the files from my system. Â I’m not here to share user info. Â I was just worried my user info was now available freely online. Â I suggest you check in on your accounts and change those passwords.