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Gamigo hacked, 11 million passwords online

By Rachel Weber

Gamigo hacked, 11 million passwords online

Tue 24 Jul 2012 7:21am GMT / 3:21am EDT / 12:21am PDT

8 million email addresses also stolen and shared

Gamigo AG

gamigo AG, based in Hamburg and New York City, is one of the leading western publishers of Free-to-Play...

Half a giga-byte of hacked user data from German MMO site Gamigo has been posted online, including as many as 11 million passwords and 8.2 million email addresses.

The data was posted on the InsidePro forum on July 6 as a list of email addresses and passwords containing cryptographic hashes. It's believed to have been accessed in March, but not revealed until now.

"It's the largest leak I've ever actually seen," internet security expert Steve Thomas of PwnedList told Forbes.

"When this breach originally happened, the data wasn't released, so it wasn't a big concern. Now eight million email addresses and passwords have been online, live data for any hacker to see."

Thomas examined the data and found company email addresses for IBM, Allianz, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, and ExxonMobil.

In March Gamigo reset all passwords for its games and accounts after an attack on its database, which should minimise the effects of the leak.

"We cannot rule out that the intruder(s) is/are still in possession of additional personal data, although to date we have received no report of any fraudulent use," it warned users at the time.

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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany

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"When this breach originally happened, the data wasn't released, so it wasn't a big concern."

A security breach into customers private data is not a big concern?? Are they flippin serious??

Posted:4 years ago


Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

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That what they ALL say, Alfonso. Every last one of them. It keeps the panic level down.

Posted:4 years ago


Sam Maxted Journalist / Community / Support

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Also it probably was released - just not as publically as it has been now.

Posted:4 years ago


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