Deadmau5's SoundCloud account was hacked two days ago by a collective called Our Mine, resulting in his personal information being leaked and even threats of even apparently ordering a set of dildos to be sent to an old address of his. Bizarre.
Now the producer is letting off some steam in the form of a series of tweets about their "shitty 3rd grade security." It also appears that his SoundCloud account has been disabled until further notice.
oh, im going to disable / remove my @soundcloud account until they fix their shitty 3rd grade security.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
i dont think @soundcloud should be taking ANYONES personal information ESPECIALLY credit cards. if you were smart, you'd remove yours.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
*only* that information eh... PHEW. im glad they ONLY had access to that. /kappa pic.twitter.com/LNkDxltW0A— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
well i SURE AM GLAD their access was extremely limited to..... EVERYTHING ON FUCKING @SOUNDCLOUD— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
and then they end the email with ... "please let us know if you have any questions or concerns" .... uh... *raises hand*— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
and all @soundcloud had to do is pay a handful of devs to implement two factor seciruty, nope. they dont give a fuck.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
SO! having said that, if you're an artist, you can forget @soundcloud if you think your personal is secure. because it's obviously not.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
buuut... if you still, for whatever reason, like SC's service.... please share this link: https://t.co/AtQnfV8yoA— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 25, 2016
There's no argument against SoundCloud upgrading their security and authentication processes (the did rail against the company being trusted to handle personal information), however, there has to be some other story to this that we're not seeing. Deadmau5 wrapped up the rant with a call to action for fans to share a tweet to SoundCloud with the hashtag #SupportTwoFactorAuth, which is in support of the identity security method 2FA.
Update: The mau5 head DJ's Soundcloud has apparently been restored and active.