Town of Salem Data Breach Exposes 7.6 Million Gamers’ Accounts

[ Jan 08, 2019 ]

A massive data breach at the popular online role-playing game ‘Town of Salem’ has reportedly impacted more than 7.6 million players, the game owner BlankMediaGames (BMG) confirmed Wednesday on its online forum.
With the user base of more than 8 million players, Town of Salem is a browser-based game that enables gamers (which range from 7 to 15 users) to play a version of the famous secret role game Town, Mafia, or Neutrals.
The data breach was first discovered and disclosed on December 28 when a copy of the compromised Town of Salem database was anonymously sent to DeHashed, a hacked database search engine.
Town of Salem developers addressed the security incident Wednesday by removing three separate, malicious PHP files (which render HTML content for viewing in the browser) from their web server that allowed the attacker to have a backdoor into their server.

Cyber Security Tips :
– The game players are highly recommended to change their passwords as soon as possible.


 

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