AMC Networks inadvertently left the information of 1.6 million subscribers to its Sundance Now and Shudder streaming services exposed.
1,615,360 records with subscribers’ information — such as names, emails, and subscription plan details — related to the two services were found in an unprotected and publicly available database by Bob Diachenko, a cyber-threat intelligence director at Security Discovery Consulting, who brought light to the issue in a blog post on Friday.
AMC Networks did not immediately respond to request for comment;
“We became aware of an issue regarding access to an internal development database, which was primarily used for catalogue data along with certain other non-sensitive subscriber information, and we immediately took action to close off this access,” the company said in a statement to Security Discovery Consulting. “We are taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”