Saturday, 31 July 2021

Millions of XBox and PSP gamers details stolen by hackers

More than 2.5 million Xbox and PSP gamers have had their details stolen in a massive cyber breach of two games forums, it has been claimed. The XBOX360 ISO and PlayStation’s PSP ISO forum, both unofficial sites where players share links to download free and pirated versions of games, were reportedly stolen in September 2015. It is thought that email addresses and passwords were compromised in the hack and shared publicly online. Security experts are urging consumers to change passwords and review their security settings. Robert Capps from NuData Security warned internet users this was the latest reminder to use unique passwords across online accounts to keep data out of the hands of cyber criminals. ‘The recently disclosed data theft from the unofficial PlayStation and Xbox forums is yet another example of the need for consumers to be wary of who they provide their information to online,’ he said. ‘While this site is mostly used to distribute pirated copies of games, DVDs and BluRays, consumers who use the forums need to make sure that they are vigilant. ‘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. ‘This data is likely to be sold on the Dark Web and used for future cyber crime. It’s a good reminder to choose unique passwords on all sites that require registration.’ No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the breach.

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