TuneCore Hacked, Users Advised to Reset Passwords

tunecoreTuneCore—music distribution and publishing administration company—CEO Scott Ackerman notified users on Friday (Dec. 4) after becoming aware of a security breach that happened in November.

“We recently discovered suspicious activity on TuneCore’s servers…and that on Nov. 17 an individual illegally collected information from our servers,” Ackerman was quoted by Hypebot.

No music files were accessed, however the data involved was cited to potentially include customer names, addresses, emails, last four digits of a credit card and their expiration dates, last four digits of bank account numbers, the last four digits of bank routing numbers, account numbers, and TuneCore passwords.

The company has since invalidated all user passwords and reports the issue has been resolved, although it is asking users to reset their passwords with TuneCore and any other website or account that may share that same password.

TuneCore says it is working with a leading cybersecurity firm to enhance security in the coming months in addition to federal law enforcement to identify the attackers.


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