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Rumour: GAME User Accounts Compromised

Posted by Darren Calvert

Update: Not really

Update: GAME has responded with the following statement:

At GAME we guard our customers' details very carefully. We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security.

We would like to assure all our customers that their details are well protected, and advise anyone who has any questions to contact our customer services team via the website, our Facebook page or Twitter account.

Original story:

If you're a GAME.co.uk customer, you might want to change your password now.

According to a text file that's surfaced online, login details of accounts for the retailer's website have been obtained and posted online.

Of course there's no way to verify this without trying out some of the accounts, which isn't the most ethical thing to do, so just to be on the safe side you may want to change your password anyway.

[via news.softpedia.com]

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User Comments (15)

nick_gc

#3

nick_gc said:

I'm confused by this because GAME doesn't have login names, you use your email address, don't you? And the passwords are all encrypted anyways?

EDIT: Ah, that's the Catalyst version. Searched pastebin for GAME.co.uk logins and found one posted two days ago. Doesn't appear to have mine on there. Will change it anways.

James

#4

James said:

@nick_gc You use an email address and password, and both of these fields have apparently been pinched and put up online in plain text.

Vincent294

#10

Vincent294 said:

Pastebin, the hoaxes are supposed to be saved for April 1st.
Maybe they just wanted the publicity.

SuperUberBear

#13

SuperUberBear said:

Your details are not safe anywhere anymore! Least this was only a false alarm. @2 the day will come.

@10 I've just changed my name from VincentIV... nice to meet you number 10 lol

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