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Razer investigates possible security breach

A hacker alleges to be selling data that may compromise the hardware firm's digital currency

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Gaming hardware firm Razer is investigating a possible hack of its system that may have affected its digital currency, Razer Gold.

As reported by Polygon, spotted by a Twitter user, a hacker claimed to be selling Razer's source code and encryption key data for $100,000.

A Razer representative said, "We were alerted to a potential hack on July 9, 2023, impacting Razer Gold."

"Upon learning about the breach, the team immediately conducted a thorough review of all Razer's websites and have taken all necessary steps to secure our platforms."

This news comes nearly two years after Razer previously corrected an error that publicly exposed nearly 100,000 people's personal information.

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined GamesIndustry.biz in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.