Technology Words with Friends game hacked, exposing 200 million players

00:00  03 october  2019
00:00  03 october  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Mobile gaming giant Zynga suffers massive cyber attack, resulting in the exposure of over 200 million Words With Friends user accounts. Mobile gaming giant Zynga is currently investigating a cyber attack that it claims has accessed the account information from millions of players for some of its

A hacker is reportedly claiming responsibility for a September data breach of popular mobile game Words with Friends that may have resulted in the theft of information from more than 200 million players accounts, including names, email addresses, login IDs and more.

More than 200 million players of the popular mobile games Words with Friends and Draw Something had their login information stolen.

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Publisher Zynga announced there was a data breach of account login info for Draw Something and Words with Friends players on Sept. 12. Now, a hacker has claimed responsibility for the breach, CNET reports.

A hacker that goes by the name Gnosticplayers said they stole data from over 218 million Words with Friends player accounts, CNET wrote. The hacker accessed a database that included data from Android and iOS players who installed the game before Sept. 2, according to the report. Hacker News first reported the story.

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

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The personal information from more than 218 million ' Words With Friends ' players has been allegedly stolen by a hacker who claims to have gained Zynga - one of the world's most successful social game developers - admitted the data breach over a week ago when they revealed that the 'account

Popular Zynga game Words with Friends has suffered a breach, exposing the data of more than 200 m players . Anyone who enjoys the occasional round of online game Words With Friends may want to change their password – a hacker has breached the popular puzzle game and accessed a

The hack exposed users' names, email addresses, login IDs, some Facebook IDs, some phone numbers and Zynga account IDs, according to Hacker News. It did not include financial information, Zynga said, adding that it "has already taken steps to protect users' accounts from invalid logins" if the company believes their information was exposed. It noted that some users were required to change their passwords.

"Cyber attacks are one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today," the company said on a support page.

Zynga is one of the most successful mobile game companies today, with hits like FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars and Café World.

Mobile apps have become frequent hacking targets. Last week, food delivery service DoorDash said almost 5 million accounts were accessed in a data breach.

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With more than 10 million people having registered for Disney+ access as of launch day alone, it’s no surprise that some of those accounts ended up on the dark web, where hackers sell them to anyone looking to pay for access to Disney’s brand new streaming service. The phenomenon isn’t new, as stolen Netflix credentials and other logins have been sold online the same way for years. But if you’ve just discovered that someone hacked your account, it’s very likely that it’s your own fault.

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