A data breach involving Vice Media leaked the sensitive information and financial data of more than 1,700 people, according to filings with Maine’s Attorney General.
In two separate filings on January 26 and 31, Vice Media said it was alerted in March 2022 that there was a cyberattack on its network.
The media company hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the incident and found that hackers managed to break into an internal Vice e-mail account. The company said that the effort to figure out what personal information was involved and find up-to-date addresses for all victims lasted until January 25, 2023.
The company did not respond to requests for comment about why it took nearly a year to complete this process.
In the January 26 filing, Vice Media said Social Security numbers were involved in the breach – which affected 1,724 people.
In a second filing five days later, the company said the breach also involved financial account numbers, credit and debit card numbers as well as security codes, access codes, passwords and PINs for accounts.