The Russian media streaming platform START disclosed a data breach that impacted 7.5 millions of its users.
According to the company, the attackers stole a 2021 database from its infrastructure and also shared a samples online to demonstrate the authenticity of the claims.
Russian news outlet Medusa verified that the leaked data are valid.
“As follows from the leak, 24.6 million Start users registered from Russia, 2.3 million from Kazakhstan, 2.1 million from China, and 1.7 million from Ukraine.” reads the post published by Medusa news outlet.
“Specialists randomly checked random entries from the database through the password recovery function on the online cinema website: all logins turned out to be valid.”
Stolen data include email addresses, phone numbers, and usernames, while financial data were not exposed.