A hacker beached a security firm and stole Ubisoft data and close to 57M Fortnite emails from Epic Games among others.
Bent on revenge, a hacker penetrates and breaches a 3rd party internet security firm. The US cyber-security firm DataViper provides “data leak” monitoring services for companies that have had their data breached and leaked. What is does is send bots out scouring the internet looking for the locations where that breached data is – then it alerts the owners so they can monitor when an employee or customer’s credentials are leaked online.
DataViper is indicating that the hack was on a test instance and the data stored there was old information that was breached a long time ago. Some of it years ago. Whether or not ALL of it was old previously breached and leaked information is currently being investigated.
The hacker, going by the name NightLion sent an email off to numerous publications that report on cyber-security to inform and prove to them of his success in hacking the company. The information is currently published on a dark-web portal and is for sale.
Some 8,225 databases where hacked ranging from big companies to really small ones. The hacker did post up a list of the 50 of the larger companies they have data from after their successful breach of DataViper’s backend.
Two of particular note to us are Ubisoft and Epic Games. No comment as of yet if these databases are indeed old previously leaked data or if they are new.