Viacom Secures Data Leak That Research Firm Deemed Potentially “Catastrophic”

Viacom  computers put at risk “a vast array of internal access credentials and critical data that could be used to cause immense harm to the multinational corporation's business operations,” cyber security firm UpGuard says today. The media company “dodged a major bullet,” Chris Vickery, who’s director of CyberRisk Research at UpGuard, tells me. “There’s no limit on the amount of harm that could have been done….Somebody cut a corner somewhere.” Indeed, he adds, “if a bad…

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