Hacks of Chinese gaming sites may have affected 38,000,000
C. Custer writes:
Yesterday, the Chinese internet was shaken by the news that IT portal and community CDSN has been hacked and data for its more than six million users had been stolen, including usernames and passwords. Today, reports have it that CDSN wasn’t the only site affected.
Duowan, a games site, was hacked and hackers stole the data of its over eight million users. 7K7K, also a gaming site, reportedly lost data for 20 million users, and hackers also got info from 10 million accounts by hacking 178.com, another game site.[…]
Actually, aside from the CDSN hack, none of the other hacks have been officially confirmed yet; however, much of the stolen account information has been published online (see, for example, the image of Duowan usernames and passwords above), so the reports appear to be fairly accurate. This certainly appears to be very bad news for Chinese net users — and gamers in particular — but we’ll keep an eye on this and update once more has come to light.
38,000,000? This has been an incredibly bad year for gamers’ information security.
None of the sites appear to have any breach notifications on their home pages at this time.