CBS and Paramount’s Parent Company Reveals Hack Impacting 80,000 Individuals
National Amusements, the parent company of CBS and Paramount, spilled the beans on a hack that happened over a year ago, affecting a whopping 82,128 folks. Now, that’s not a small popcorn-sized problem!
According to the reports, the breach was unveiled in a legal filing with Maine’s Attorney General, courtesy of a nifty 2005 state digital privacy law. It’s a bit mysterious since National Amusements has been tight-lipped about whether it was the customers or just the employees who got caught up in this cyber maze.
The filing spills the beans that the hack went down from December 13 to 15, 2022, and it hit the lives of 82,128 souls, with 64 of them being the neighbors from Maine. The senior vice president of human resources had to step in and file the notice, sparking some Sherlock-level deductions that it might have been mostly about the company’s inside scoop.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. The notice says National Amusements got wind of the shenanigans on December 15, 2022. Quick reflexes, right? But hold up – there’s a plot twist. Maine’s Attorney General’s office pulls out its detective magnifying glass and reveals that the breach discovery date is listed as August 23, 2023. Eight months later! “Immediately” might need a new dictionary definition here.
And what did the hackers grab? Financial info – the real jackpot! Account numbers, credit/debit card numbers (with all the secret codes), access codes, passwords, you name it. It’s like giving them the keys to the kingdom. In a twist of kindness, National Amusements is tossing a lifeline to the victims, offering 12 months of Experian credit monitoring and identity theft services.