OpenSubtitles discloses successful extortion attempt, data breach

Catalin Cimpanu reports:

OpenSubtitles, a website that provides free subtitles for movie fans, has disclosed today that it was hacked last year and subsequently paid a ransom to silence the hacker about the attack.

The company disclosed today the incident after a copy of the stolen files leaked online and were indexed by the HaveIBeenPwned website.

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