“Anonymous” hackers leak FOX’s X-Factor contestant info
LOS ANGELES (WIREUPDATE) — Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor” may have received a huge blow by a group of internet hackers on Monday night. Sensitive details regarding potential contestants for the new FOX show “X-Factor” were leaked on the internet by the group of hackers.
The internet group known as “Anonymous” reportedly was able to gain access into the FOX.com servers where they were able to locate the list of contestants. The hackers then uploaded the database online to the peer-to-peer sharing site The Pirate Bay.
The leak included complete bios on “X-Factor” contestants including their home addresses and telephone numbers.
Auditions for “X-Factor” began on Sunday night. FOX has yet to reply to our inquiry for a comment.
[h/t USA Breaking News]