On January 18, opensubtitles.org, one of the largest subtitles websites, faced a data breach. OpenSubtitles posted on their forum that they were contacted by a hacker on telegram in August 2021.
It seems like the hacker was able to breach their server and get sensitive information. As every cybercriminal does, the hacker also asked for a ransom so as not to disclose the data.
The data consisted of usernames, emails, passwords and much more. The hacker also promised that he would delete the data after he received the ransom. With not many options, Opensubtitles agreed to it. The hacker explained how he hacked.