American entertainment giant Paramount Global disclosed a data breach after its systems got hacked and attackers gained access to personally identifiable information (PII).
Paramount said in breach notification letters signed by Nickelodeon Animation Studio EVP Brian Keane sent to affected individuals that the attackers had access to its systems between May and June 2023.
"Based on our investigation, the personal information may have included your name, date of birth, Social Security number or other government-issued identification number (such as driver's license number or passport number) and information related to your relationship with Paramount," the mass media giant told impacted people.
After discovering the incident, the company took steps to secure impacted systems and started an investigation to establish the extent and scope of the breach.
Paramount also hired a cybersecurity expert to help investigate the attack and is collaborating with law enforcement agents as part of an investigation.
It said it's also upgrading security measures to ensure that similar incidents will not reoccur.