January 31, 2017 — 2.5 million XBOX 360 and PSP ISO forum accounts breached
Robert Capps, VP at NuData, comments on the recent XBOX 360 and PSP ISO forums hacks, advising consumers who use this forum to remain vigilant.
An unidentified hacker reportedly breached the XBOX 360 and PlayStation Portable ISO forums compromising 2.5 million gamer accounts.
The breaches occurred approximately around September 2015 and compromised email addresses, account passwords and IP addresses, according to independent researcher Troy Hunt.
Gamers who use the accounts are advised to reset the passwords for all of their gaming accounts. Although the breaches may have affected a great deal of gamers, some researchers believe the gaming community may not be hit as hard as by the breach as some would think.
“While this site is mostly used to distribute pirated copies of games, DVD’s and BluRays, consumers who use the forums need to make sure that they are vigilant, NuData Security Vice President of Business Development Robert Capps told SC Media. “Keep alert to any phishing scams that may appear in email as a result of this hack, changing passwords on any site where the passwords or usernames used on these sites are used.”
He went on to say that they data will likely be sold on the dark web and used for future cybercrime and that it’s a good reminder for users to choose unique passwords on all sites that require registration.
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