2019-05-10 URBAN ONE, INC. Cybersecurity Incident

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URBAN ONE, INC. initially disclosed a cybersecurity incident in an SEC 8-K filing on 2019-05-10 16:47:30 EDT.

Incident Details

Material: Unknown
Is Breach: Unknown
Records Compromised: Unknown
Data Types Impacted: No Data Types Tracked (yet)

Compromised Date:
Detected Date:
Disclosure Date: 2019-05-10
Contained Date:
Recovered Date:

Attack Goal: Unknown

Costs: No Costs Tracked (yet)


8-K filed on 2019-05-10

URBAN ONE, INC. filed an 8-K at 2019-05-10 16:47:30 EDT
Accession Number: 0001041657-19-000019

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

In late February/early March, we were the target of an external cyber-attack. Upon discovery of the cyber-attack, we took immediate action to remediate the security vulnerability and retained a cybersecurity firm to evaluate our systems and identify solutions based on the evolving circumstances. The threat actors gained unauthorized access to, and encrypted, certain of our information technology systems and databases. To date, there is no evidence of mass exfiltration of the information. The attack caused some initial disruption to our ability to traffic radio advertising spots, which was quickly remediated, and we have incurred expenses in responding to the incident, rebuilding back-office systems and upgrading hardware and software.

In an abundance of caution, we have provided notice to all potentially impacted parties and have provided credit monitoring and identity protection services to those who may have been affected by this cyber-attack. We continue to implement security enhancements since this incident. We have incurred expenses subsequent to the cyber-attack to investigate and remediate this matter and expect to continue to incur expenses of this nature in the foreseeable future. We will recognize these expenses in the periods in which they are incurred.

We have contingency plans and insurance coverage for certain expenses and potential liabilities of this nature and will pursue coverage for all applicable losses; however, the ultimate outcome of our pursuit of insurance coverage cannot be presently determined.

Company Information

SIC DescriptionRadio Broadcasting Stations
TickerUONE - NasdaqUONEK - Nasdaq
CategoryAccelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
Fiscal Year EndDecember 30