Some WWE Network subscribers might be in serious trouble, since a massive leak was recently revealed, exposing the personal information of three million users. The leak is a pretty distressing situation. The WWE has looked into the problem, and they hope to solve it soon. Information that can be accessed include addresses, earnings, educational backgrounds, ethnicity and much more.
According to Forbes, Bob Dyachenko, from security firm Kromtech, said he found a huge, unprotected database belonging to WWE that has information on more than three million subscribers, noting it was open to anyone who knew the web address to search. Looking at samples of the leaked information provided by Dyachenko, all data was stored in plain text.
WWE has sent a full response on the matter: “Although no credit card or password information was included, and therefore not at risk, WWE is investigating a vulnerability of a database housed on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has now been secured. WWE utilizes leading cybersecurity firms Smartronix and Praetorian to manage data infrastructure and cybersecurity and to conduct regular security audits on AWS. We are currently working with Amazon Web Services, Smartronix and Praetorian to ensure the ongoing security of our customer information.”
It’s a shame this happened a few days before the upcoming Great Balls of Fire event, one of the more promising WWE pay-per-views since the last WrestleMania. Headlined by a dream match between Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe for the Universal Championship, it has garnered a lot of attention from WWE and pro wrestling fans. Other exciting match ups include Big Cass vs Enzo Amore, The Hardy Boys vs Cesaro and Sheamus, Dean Ambrose vs The Miz and more.
As of this writing, it seems like nothing important has been stole yet, but it is a scary situation. For the sake of current and future customers, let’s hope nothing bad happens.