Wakanim Streaming Service Delays Content After Possible Data Breach
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
An August 28 post on the data leak marketplace Breach Forums offered to sell data leaked from 6.7 million users on Wakanim, including each user's account name, universally unique identifier, IP address, email address, state, city, zip code, country, phone number, first name and last name, and account type. As of September 2, the information has been marked as sold.
ANN reached out to Crunchyroll for comment, and a spokesperson stated the company "is aware of a social media post alleging a data incident impacting Wakanim users." The company added it "immediately began an investigation of the issue," and that its "investigation is ongoing." Regarding the delay in content on Wakanim, Crunchyroll stated its team "is working on the issue and will share updates in real time across [its] SNS channels." Wakanim has not since addressed the issue again on its Twitter accounts in various languages.
Sources: Email correspondence, Wakanim Germany's Twitter account