Armor Games admits massive data breach

All users of this platform have been affected by this incident

The videogame company Armor Games admitted that all of its users have been affected by a recent massive data breach; according to network security and ethical hacking specialists from the International Institute of Cyber Security, the compromised information is already on sale in some hacking forums on dark web.

As recently reported, other platforms such as MyHeritage, MyFitnessPal and the CoffeeMeetsBagel dating app were also affected by this massive data breach campaign.

With regard to Armor games, network security experts have found about 1.8 GB of information available in exchange for a payment of 0.27 Bitcoin, about $988 USD at the current exchange rate.

The browser-based videogames company sent an email to its users to notify them of the situation, stating that the incident occurred in the early 2019, although the notification was published until January 29.

“Apparently this is part of a massive cyberattack campaign that has impacted about 15 companies. Armor Games accounts that have been compromised are equivalent to about 2% of the 617 million of hacked accounts,” mentions the company’s security notice.

According to the reports of experts in network security, among the Armor games involved information is:

  • User names
  • Email address
  • User-associated IP addresses
  • Hash passwords

Armor Games noted in its security notice that users’ full names, phone numbers and payment card details were not affected during the incident, as that information is managed by a third party service. In the end, the company recommended to its users to reset their passwords, on the platform of videogames and in any other service for which they used the same keys of access.

The company states that the competent authorities have already been notified, and also expressed their willingness to cooperate with the police in the investigation process.  “We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this incident may cause. We will reinforce our security measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future”, Armor games concluded.

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