Remember when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White celebrated his role in the bust of the (expletive) nerds who took down UFC.com?
Either that, or another group of hackers with the same handle -- "Anonymous" -- is behind the latest data breach that affects mixed martial arts (MMA) fans worldwide. But unfortunately they're not alone, as thousands of usernames and passwords -- along with credit card numbers -- were reportedly made public from a variety of online media and retail outlets.
"Just for the lulz."
The Daily Dot adds some context:
The stolen personal information was released in a massive text file posted the document sharing site Ghostbin. The compromised sites run the gamut from pornography to gaming to online shopping.
Some of the most significant leaks came from online video gaming networks like Xbox Live, the Sony PlayStation Network, and Twitch.tv. There was information from accounts at Walmart, Amazon, and Hulu Plus, as well as keys to computer games like The Sims 3 and Dragon Age: Origins, and a whole lot of porn sites.
Judging from the document, the following sites were compromised or, at the very least, had some of their user data stolen-possibly through malware installed onto users' personal devices or other nefarious methods.
UFC TV is now UFC Fight Pass, the organization's online streaming service that provides combat sports fans with live events, replays, and original programming. Naturally, that requires a credit card along with a monthly subscription (more on that here).
Probably be a good time to change your username and password.
The alleged data breach comes not long after the hacker group "Lizard Squad" claimed responsibility for shutting down the Xbox and PlayStation networks, causing misery for gamers on Christmas day hoping to log on and play with their new toys.
ZUFFA is no stranger to battling hackers, having its official website taken down back in 2012 in retaliation for the promotion's support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
UFC has yet to comment on the reported breach.