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Activision Data Breach Leaves 500,000 Call Of Duty Players’ Accounts At Risk

by Abeerah Hashim
Activision data breach

Another day, another breach. This time, it’s the gamers’ community that may suffer. According to reports, Activision has faced a data breach that affected 500,000 user accounts.

Activision Data Breach Affected 500K Accounts

A gaming news platform Dexerto has disclosed a data breach affecting Activision – the gaming giant behind “Call of Duty”.

As revealed, a recent hacking attack, that possibly happened on September 20, 2020, has affected at least 500,000 Activision accounts. The attackers are changing users’ account details to avert any restoration of hacked accounts.

Moreover, they are also leaking the credentials publicly, as evident from this tweet.

The campaign is proceeding really quickly, generating “1000 accounts every 10 minutes”.

For now, what users can do to protect their accounts is to change passwords. Also, users should unlink Xbox, PSN, or any other accounts associated with Activision; changing passwords as well is even better.

Besides, users should remove any financial details from the accounts.

Since Activision does not offer two-factor authentication, for now, there is no feasible strategy to protect the accounts.

What Should You Do?

Change account passwords, simple as that.

Since the hack has already affected thousands of accounts locking the users out, all those who still have their accounts unaffected should change their passwords at the earliest.

This has also been recommended by many.

Cybersecurity expert Graham Cluley has also urged all gamers to change passwords on other sites as well if they have been reusing Activision passwords.

Activision has, however, denied any security breach. In the following statement, an Activision spokesperson also advised the users to protect their accounts by following the instructions here.

Activision Call of Duty accounts have not been compromised. Reports suggesting otherwise are not accurate. We investigate all privacy concerns. As always we recommend that players take precautions to protect their accounts at all times. Please visit our player support page for further information, including a helpful set of tips and step-by-step instructions.

Activision is an American video game developer that is active in the field since the 1980s and has published numerous famous games. Presently, their game Call of Duty is popular among the users.

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