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  • You May Want to Change Your Epic Games Password... Just in Case

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    You May Want to Change Your Epic Games Password... Just in Case

    There may or may not have been a data breach, we aren't sure yet.

    This evening, a smattering of reports came in from some Epic Games users that their accounts were one of over 106 million that were compromised as part of an Epicgames.com data breach. The reports came in from a few different threads on Reddit, and a few more reports on Twitter.

    In short, the reports says that information such as emails, passwords, and usernames for over 106 million accounts may be out in...
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  • Capcom Was Hacked

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    Capcom Was Hacked

    However, user data seems to be safe.

    Capcom, the studio that brought us Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Monster Hunter, reported today that they were hacked. At some point last week, hackers gained access to Capcom's computer systems. The good news amongst all of this unfortunate news is that no customer data was accessed or stolen during the hack.

    As no user data was accessed, you probably don't need to rush to change any passwords on websites you commonly access. But...
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  • Activision Says Reports of Call of Duty Account Hack are False

    Activision Says Reports of Call of Duty Account Hack are False

    Activision denies recent reports of hacked accounts.

    On September 21, news broke that as many as 500,000 Activision accounts may have been compromised. This information was backed by several third parties that say the hack was legitimate. Today, Activision flat out denies those claims and says that no Call of Duty accounts have been compromised.

    Activision released a statement via Twitter that says, "reports suggesting Activision Call of Duty accounts have been compromised...
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  • Over 500K Call of Duty Accounts May be Compromised

    Over 500K Call of Duty Accounts May be Compromised

    Over 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked.

    According to a new report from Dexerto, over 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked as part of a data breach on September 20. Their report says that "all Call of Duty players should be on notice after a major Activision hack has left millions of accounts in limbo."

    Activision accounts are used to log into various Call of Duty titles such as Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Call of Duty...
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  • Nintendo Confirms 160,000 Accounts were Accessed via 'Hacking'

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    Nintendo Confirms 160,000 Accounts were Accessed via 'Hacking'

    Nintendo themselves weren't hacked.

    Following up on an earlier report, Nintendo has confirmed that a limited number of Nintendo Accounts have been compromised via "hacking" attempts. Nintendo is currently disabling the ability to log into Nintendo Accounts through the use of the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) after they discovered that about 160,000 accounts were accessed by outside parties. Nintendo said that the IDs and passwords used were obtained outside of Nintendo and have...
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  • Some Nintendo Owners are Reporting Unauthorized Account Login Attempts

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    Some Nintendo Owners are Reporting Unauthorized Account Login Attempts

    You should have two-factor authentication enabled.

    Over the past several days, more and more reports have been made that seem to indicate that there might be a problem with Nintendo account security. Reddit and Twitter users have said that they have started to notice an increasing number of account login attempts that aren't originating from the actual account owners.

    One particular case is from Twitter user @pixelpar, who runs the Nintendo fan site lootpots.com. Pixelpar...
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  • Get a Free Month of Origin Access Courtesy of EA

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    Get a Free Month of Origin Access Courtesy of EA

    Secure your account to get a free month of Origin Access.

    EA wants you to secure your accounts. To help incentivize you into being secure, they will give you a free month of Origin Access once you enable two-factor authentication.

    While you probably should have had 2FA enabled for this and every other account already, this should help to give you that last little push you need to get it done. It's quick and typically painless, except if you somehow stub your toe.
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  • Major Security Hole Patched in Origin Client

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    Major Security Hole Patched in Origin Client


    On Monday, a client update for EA's Origin was released that patched up a rather significant security hole in the game client. According to a proof-of-concept investigated by TechCrunch, an attacker with knowledge of the security hole could have run any app they wanted to on the victim's computer.

    This flaw was originally discovered by security researchers Daley Bee and Dominik Penner of Underdog Security. The two found that the flaw allowed them to run any app on a victim's...
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  • Over 7.6 Million User Accounts Leaked in Town of Salem Data Breach

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    Over 7.6 Million User Accounts Leaked in Town of Salem Data Breach


    Late last night, word broke that over 7.6 million accounts were leaked as part of a BlankMediaGames data breach. BlankMediaGames is the studio that develops and operates the popular browser based role-playing game Town of Salem. The news first broke at the data mining and search database site DeHashed. They were sent an email on December 28, 2018 from an anonymous source. The email provided evidence of server access and provided the complete database to DeHashed for verification.
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  • Epic Gives Free Fortnite Emote For Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

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    Epic Gives Free Fortnite Emote For Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

    If you have an Epic Games account to play Fortnite, chances are you were hit with an email at some point saying that someone tried to get into your account. Hell, I've been there and I have played the game maybe once in a blue moon. Even if you haven't been there, the theft of Fortnite accounts is huge. It's absolutely massive. People steal accounts and then sell them via third-party sites. And depending on how much has been unlocked on the account, or even if the stats are good, they can be...
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  • Hacker Releases 1.5 Million ESEA User Account Details After Failed Extortion Attempt

    You should probably be aware that details for over 1.5 million ESEA user accounts was leaked today from a hacker after he failed to extort $100,000 from the ESEA. The ESEA is a company that is mainly known for running a fairly popular Counter-Strike league.

    The leak first showed up back on January 7, 2017 when LeakedSource said that they have added over 1.5 million ESEA records to their database. The confirmation came from the ESEA today along with a timeline of the event...
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  • Hacker Releases 1.5 Million ESEA User Account Details After Failed Extortion Attempt

    You should probably be aware that details for over 1.5 million ESEA user accounts was leaked today from a hacker after he failed to extort $100,000...
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  • Two-Step Verification is Finally Here for PlayStation Network

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    Two-Step Verification is Finally Here for PlayStation Network

    Breathe a sigh of relief tonight because two-factor authentication (or 2-Step Verification as it's called here) has finally come to the PlayStation Network in North America.

    It is strongly advised that you enable this security measure as soon as possible to protect your account. This is especially important now as there seems to be a rise in the number of PSN accounts being publicly reported as having been stolen.

    To enable "2-Step Verification" through your...
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  • Two-Step Verification is Finally Here for PlayStation Network

    Breathe a sigh of relief tonight because two-factor authentication (or 2-Step Verification as it's called here) has finally come to the PlayStation...
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  • Security PSA: Funcom Forums Data Breach

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    Security PSA: Funcom Forums Data Breach

    We have a quick PSA to those who have ever signed up for the forums of various Funcom games. This includes the forums for The Secret World, Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, and The Longest Journey. It seems as though the forums for each of the above games have been compromised by a third party. Information such as email addresses, usernames, and encrypted passwords were stolen. Yep, it's time to start changing your passwords if you like to reuse them at more than one location. ...
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