Paris-based Banijay SAS is a French multinational entertainment production and distribution group with over 120 audiovisual production companies in 22 countries. It is responsible for many popular reality TV series, game shows and other entertainment programs. Banijay publicly confirmed on November 26th that it had been the victim of a cyber attack which led to employee data and other sensitive files being potentially compromised.
“Banijay is currently managing a cyber incident involving the pre-existing Endemol Shine Group and Endemol Shine International networks.”
Endemol was acquired by Banijay for $2.2 billion in July 2020. Although the official statement by Banijay does not offer many details, the DoppelPaymer website was updated to claim responsibility for the incident. As per usual, DoppelPaymer also listed some files as “proof” that they stole data from Endemol Shine Group.