The Telegraph: Hackers steal 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players’ details in major breach

January 31, 2017 — Hackers steal 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players’ details in major breach 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.

PlayStation and Xbox gamers are at risk of having had their private information stolen following a data breach involving 2.5 million accounts. Hackers stole the information from two popular gaming forums back in 2015, and managed to take details including email addresses, passwords and IP addresses, it has recently been revealed. The forums called Xbox360 ISO and PSP ISO let gamers share and download free and pirated copies of games. Such communities are prime targets for hackers, with many younger hackers beginning to play with internet security because of an interest in competitive gaming. The forums are unofficial and not associated with Sony or Microsoft.
“This data is likely to be sold on the dark web and used for future cyber crime,” said Robert Capps, vice president of security at NuData Security. “Keep alert to any phishing scams that may appear in email as a result of this hack, changing passwords on any site where same password or username are used. “It’s good to remember to choose unique passwords on all sites that require registration.”
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