Nickelodeon, the popular kids’ TV channel owned by Paramount, has confirmed that some of its data was leaked online by an unknown source. However, the company says that most of the leaked data is old and outdated, and does not affect its current operations or projects.
The data leak was first reported in late June, when some users on social media claimed to have access to a massive trove of Nickelodeon’s animation files and documents, totaling about 500GB. The leaked data allegedly included scripts, storyboards, character designs, voice recordings, and other assets from various Nickelodeon shows, both past and present.
Nickelodeon issued a statement, acknowledging that some of the data was indeed authentic, but downplaying its significance. The company said that the leaked data was mostly from old shows that are no longer in production, and that some of it dated back to the 1990s. Nickelodeon also said that it had taken steps to secure its systems and prevent further leaks.
“We are aware of the unauthorized access to some of our animation data, and we have been working with law enforcement and cybersecurity experts to investigate the matter,” the statement read. “We can confirm that most of the data is old and does not reflect our current slate of shows or projects. We take the security and privacy of our data very seriously, and we are taking all necessary measures to protect it.”
Shows affected by this leak
Nickelodeon did not specify which shows were affected by the data leak, or how the leak occurred. Some fans speculated that the leak might have been related to a ransomware attack that hit Paramount in June, but this has not been confirmed by either company.
The data leak has sparked mixed reactions among Nickelodeon fans. Some were excited to see behind-the-scenes material from their favorite shows, while others were concerned about the potential impact on Nickelodeon’s creative process and intellectual property rights. Some also wondered if the leak might reveal any secrets or spoilers about upcoming shows or movies.
Nickelodeon is one of the most successful and influential children’s TV channels in the world, with a history of producing iconic shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Fairly OddParents, and many more. The channel is also known for its annual Kids’ Choice Awards, where celebrities get slimed with green goo.
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