Fox.com


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 10, 2011
geo: 
Winchester , VA
United States
Records Breached: 

363 (No SSNs or financial information exposed)

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
Media
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

Hackers accessed the email accounts of 363 Fox.com employees and managed to deface the Linkedin accounts of 16 of them. This same group has attacked multiple Fox related groups such as the Twitter account of Fox15 TV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of 73,000 people auditioning for The X-Factor television show on Fox.  A text file of the information from The X-Factor participants was placed on a site called Pirate Bay.  The hacking group calls themselves Lulzsec. Four Lulzsec hackers searched Fox.com's servers for vulnerabilities and attacked on April 19.  Fox.com noticed the breach a week later. Lulzsec claims that it plans to release more hacked information soon.