Fans of UK EDM beat combo Faithless hacked

Hackers have hit Faithless fans in the privacy department

THE WEBSITE of electronic dance music band Faithless has been breached, presumably by people who like folk music or really want to exploit people who like to dance in fields.

Faithless, in case you missed it, has caused hands to go into the air since the 1990s. This week it is more palm to face, as a potential breach may have affected some 18,000 fans. Worse still, especially if those people have Insomnia problems, they are still at risk.

Security firm CyberInt took its concerns about this to The Independent, which reported that the breach was uncovered after membership information popped up for sale on the dark web.

“We have a system that collects cyber threat intelligence in real time, and as part of our work we uncovered a Faithless database being sold on the dark web, and we flagged it up with them,” Elad Ben-Meir, the company’s vice president of marketing, told the paper.

“I think they fixed the issue but they didn’t quite go out and tell anyone that, so that leaves the fans, about 18,000 people, unaware that their private information has been compromised.”

Faithless, described by The Independent as “pioneers in British dance music”, probably has a lot more than 18,000 fans, but these are the ones who have aligned themselves to the official Faithless website.

We checked the site out. It is fancy and automatically plays a song by the band. This is a good thing. We could not see any advice about passwords or the need to change them, and we soon got confused by the music and the bright colours.

We have attempted to engage with representatives from the band over Twitter. We can say the same about CyberInt. We are waiting for responses from both. µ