Another week, another entertainment company hacked.
This time, it's Universal. There has been some reporting of this story already, mainly around some of the label's singers (Amy Winehouse, Justin Bieber).
Here's the email that one Irish music fan got from Universal yesterday:
Important information regarding your personal data.
|As you may have heard in the media this week, various websites hosted by Universal Music UK have been targeted by a so-called internet hacker. As part of our investigations into this illegal activity we have discovered yesterday that some user information on our website www.klaxons.net was taken.
The hacker gained access to a small set of data collected for the The Klaxons site login. Unfortunately the data obtained contained the following information that you provided:
email, password firstname and surname
Please note there were no financial or credit card details associated with any of your details and no financial or credit card details have been accessed.
However, we know that a lot of people use the same passwords and logins across many different sites. So for your security, we encourage you to change your passwords for any site logins if you think they may be the same as the one you entered for this site. Additionally, if you use the same user name or password for other unrelated services or accounts, we strongly recommend that you change them as well.
Also please look out for any email, telephone, and postal mail scams that ask for personal or sensitive information over the next few weeks.
Universal Music UK sincerely apologises for this breach of data security.
We take information protection very seriously and have put in place additional measures to protect personally identifiable information.
Please note that this is an automated e-mail, so replies to this address cannot be responded to. However, please contact us at email@example.com should you have any additional questions and we will do our best to help.