The company "Banijay", confirmed an internal data breach, which effectively affects hundreds of current and former employees. The French multimedia production and distribution company fell victim attack on Monday, however, did not report the incident earlier, as it was examining whether the stolen and leaked data of.
Η leakage does not contain personal data, but it is possible that malicious agents possess much more data than they published. Information such as bank account details, home addresses, telephone numbers, and IDs were stored on Banijay's systems, so they may have been intercepted by invaders.
Another detail that was revealed thanks to the investigation, is that the hackers targeted its systems "Endemol Shine International, Which was acquired by Banijay for $ 2,2 billion a few months ago. Both Endemol and Banijay employees have now been informed of him risk exposure via email.
Banijay also posted a notification about the incident on its website, which is a rare and commendable approach.
Banijay is responsible for creating well-known programs such as MasterChef, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Voice, Survivor, Fear Factor, Deal or No Deal and Big Brother. In addition, he has created the series Mr. Bean, Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror. With such a successful portfolio in its assets, if an attack ransomware against it is successful, the demands for ransom could be huge.
All employees have been notified not to interact with the emails they receive, while some systems belonging to the company network remain offline. At this stage, the media company has not made any other public comments and urges those who have additional questions or concerns to send an email to "firstname.lastname@example.org".