Another day, another breach. This time, it’s the gamers’ community that may suffer. According to reports, Activision has faced a data breach that affected 500,000 user accounts.
A gaming news platform Dexerto has disclosed a data breach affecting Activision – the gaming giant behind “Call of Duty”.
As revealed, a recent hacking attack, that possibly happened on September 20, 2020, has affected at least 500,000 Activision accounts. The attackers are changing users’ account details to avert any restoration of hacked accounts.
Moreover, they are also leaking the credentials publicly.
The campaign is proceeding really quickly, generating “1000 accounts every 10 minutes”.
For now, what users can do to protect their accounts is to change passwords. Also, users should unlink Xbox, PSN, or any other accounts associated with Activision; changing passwords as well is even better.
Besides, users should remove any financial details from the accounts.
Since Activision does not offer two-factor authentication, for now, there is no feasible strategy to protect the accounts.
What Should You Do? Change account passwords, simple as that.
Since the hack has already affected thousands of accounts locking the users out, all those who still have their accounts unaffected should change their passwords at the earliest.
Full article on https://latesthackingnews.com/2020/09/23/activision-data-breach-leaves-500000-call-of-duty-players-accounts-at-risk/
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