|US customers were warned by Beggars Group, whose members are indie music labels Young Turks, 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, and XL Recordings, of a data breach resulting from the recent hack of its website.
The music group sent out notification letters to its customers explaining that the hack affected people who purchased any products from the websites for the music labels over the past year, possibly exposing their personal details to the intruders.
Beggars Group label is home to such artists as Sonic Youth, Interpol, FKA Twigs, Cat Power, Vampire Weekend, Pavement, Queens of the Stone Age and others. The group didn’t reveal how many people were affected. However, it is known that people who purchased Adele’s 25 would not be affected, given her label in the United States is Columbia. At the same time, the label’s other major release, Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool, was released after the timeframe of the hack. Apparently, the hackers managed to obtain such personal details as customer’s name, address, phone number, email address, payment card number, expiration date and security code.
It was only in May this year that the music group’s third-party website developer identified and removed suspicious files from the e-commerce websites of the record labels. The distributor announced that it immediately began an investigation and hired a third-party cybersecurity firm for assistance. So far, it is unknown how or if the hackers are going to use the obtained data, but the music group said it had “remediated” the security on the site and advised customers to change any passwords that might be linked to their past orders.
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