Category: Gaming

Customers Are Suing Gaming Giant, Blizzard Entertainment, Over Data Breach

Posted November 12, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming with 0 comments

A group of customers is suing gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment in connection with a data breach in August that resulted in user email addresses, hashed passwords and other information being stolen by attackers. The suit claims that the company did not do enough to secure users’ accounts before the compromise and that the company now is forcing users to pay for a two-factor authentication system to increase the security on their accounts. The data breach was discovered in early August…

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Blizzard Gaming Portal Breached, Personal Information Accessed

Posted August 10, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming with 0 comments

Activision Blizzard Thursday warned users of its gaming portal that their personal data has been accessed by attackers. The company recommended that players in North America and beyond immediately change their passwords. “This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened,” said Blizzard president and co-founder Mike Morhaime…

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Gaming Database Hacked, Eight Million Email Addresses And Passwords Spilled Months After Attack

Posted July 23, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming with 0 comments

Call it a slow leak. Four months after the gaming site Gamigo warned users about a hacker intrusion that accessed some portions of its users’ credentials, more than 8 million usernames, emails and and encrypted passwords from the site have been published on the Web, according to the data breach alert service PwnedList. The half-gigabyte collection of stolen user data was posted to a password-cracking forum Inside Pro earlier this month, where it remained online until late last week. PwnedList…

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European League Of Legends Suffers Data Breach, Account Data Compromised

Posted June 11, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming, Hacker News with 0 comments
hacker with cloud

Hackers have stolen account data from the European servers of popular real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL), the game’s developer, Riot Games, announced on Saturday. According to figures published by Riot in November 2011, there are over 32 million registered accounts on the three LoL servers: North America, EU West (EUW) and EU Nordic & East (EUNE). “Hackers gained access to certain personal player data contained in certain EU West and EU Nordic & East databases,” Riot Games founders…

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After Breach, Ethical Hackers Invited To Probe Gaming Database

Posted May 31, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming, Hacker News with 0 comments
Business Hack

The owner of has invited ethical hackers to probe the website for vulnerabilities after a recent compromise that resulted in 10,000 member accounts being exposed. is home to an online community of multiplayer game enthusiasts. The site organizes professional gaming tournaments and publishes match replays, as well as strategy guides and other tips and tricks. On Monday, a hacker who claims to be affiliated with Anonymous and uses the Twitter handle EcecusHxc, published a list of 5,000 GameReplays…

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A Look Back At The Past Year: Top Ten Gaming Hacks

Posted May 24, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming with 0 comments

The past year has seen a sharp increase in attacks aimed at online gaming platforms and game makers. In fact, there was a point last summer, in the wake of Sony’s Playstation Network outage, when it seemed like no video game company was safe from hackers – whether they be ideologically motivated groups like Lulzsec or run-of-the-mill cyber crooks. Despite the flurry of recent activity - including hacks against the uber-popular Diablo III game this week - attacks on video game systems are…

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A Look Back at the Top Breaches of 2011Team Shatter Exclusive


2011 brought about a hacking renaissance. We were witness to more major data breaches than at any time in history. We were stunned by seemingly endless runs of intense hacking activity. Hacks against Sony yielded over 100,000,000 records. The dramatic journey of the lulz boat – the Lulzsec hacktivist spree- included breaches of US Senate and CIA systems.

Looking back over 2011’s breach activity there are a many that hit databases, but a few stand out.. Here is my list of the 2011 breaches with the biggest impact on database security:

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Gamers: Hackers Latest Hot TargetTeam Shatter Exclusive

Posted December 16, 2011 by Josh Shaul in Data Breach, Database Security, Gaming, Hacker News, Team Shatter Exclusive with 0 comments
Gaming Hack

When I read the data breach notification from Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest game producer Square Enix this morning I got to thinking that we’ve seen a lot of gaming services get cleaned out recently by hackers. It’s a trend that’s been going on all year, ever since thieves hit the mother lode when they penetrated Sony’s PlayStation and Online Entertainment networks. After Sony, we heard from Sega, Nintendo, Microsoft XBOX, Steam Network, and Nexon (Maple Story), and now Square…

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Steam Database Attack Puts Users At Risk Of Spear Phishing ScamsTeam Shatter Exclusive

Phishing Attack

Last week it was announced that attackers gained access to Steam, an online video gaming platform run by parent company, Valve. According to the information posted on Steam’s website, the first phase of this massive attack was the insertion of targeted malicious ads or “malvertising” offering to sell cheat codes for online games to users of the Steam forums. Initially, the company thought that only its forums had been infiltrated, until late last week when it was announced that its…

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Hackers Crack Steam Database

Posted November 11, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, e-Commerce, Gaming, Hacker News, Technology with 0 comments
steam database hack

Steam, one of the world’s largest online gaming platforms with 35 million users across the globe, is reporting a breach of its customer database.”Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 6,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Steam parent company Valve, in a statement on the company’s website. “We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums. “We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to…

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