OurMine, the hacker group known for targeting firms in order to expose apparent flaws in their cyber-defenses, did just that with Vevo on Thursday, releasing 3.12 terabytes of internal files including videos, charts and media plans.
According to Gizmodo, the hackers obtained the cache of mostly-benign info by compromising a Vevo employee's account for the workplace app Okta. OurMine said on its website on Thursday that it decided to leak the files after a Vevo employee told them to "f--k off, you don't have anything" when told of the breach.
In a statement on Friday, Vevo said they had "experienced a data breach as a result of a phishing scam via Linkedin. We have addressed the issue and are investigating the extent of exposure."
OurMine indicated that if Vevo had asked them to remove the files, they would, and it looks like they did. An update on a page containing links to the files now says, "We deleted the files because of a request from VEVO."
Some of OurMine's other recent targets include WikiLeaks, HBO, BuzzFeed and TechCrunch. Last year, they famously took over Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest -- but not Facebook -- accounts.
Vevo is a joint venture between the three major labels (Universal, Sony, Warner), Abu Dhabi and Google parent Alphabet.