1.6 Million Sundance Now, Shudder Subscribers’ Data Left Exposed

Their names, addresses and emails were publicly accessible

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

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“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.”

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