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2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers

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2022/10/07 03:25:44 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/299646/2k-games-and-rockstar-games-support-system-hacked-malware-sent-to-gamers
 
Late September, the customer support system of 2K Games and Rockstar Games was hacked according to the game studio. Both studios are owned by Take-Two Interactive. This support desk had access to every gamer registered with 2K, and so the hacker was able to use the vast mailing list to send out malware to gamers, which could steal credentials and compromise their security. 2K discovered this hack, and is sending out e-mails to gamers warning them about the incident, to apprise them of what it's doing, and to help them avoid this malware. 2K Games in the e-mail to gamers said that it's working with Law Enforcement to identify and bring to justice the people behind this hack. In the meantime, they warned gamers not to click on unknown links in e-mails and to use reputable antivirus programs.
 
All these gaming companies make huge amounts of money. I don't understand why their cyber security is poor. 

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    Re: 2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers 2022/10/07 05:23:41 (permalink)
    It's often an inside job at some out-sourced office.
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    Re: 2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers 2022/10/07 07:26:17 (permalink)
    Good thing I am not type clicks every stinking link I see specially in E-mails.

     
      
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    Re: 2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers 2022/10/07 09:03:36 (permalink)
    It’s good to know about since while I wouldn’t click on a link without checking out why I might need to it’s possible a lot of people would especially if it came from a trusted source.

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    Re: 2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers 2022/10/07 09:13:24 (permalink)
    Phishing is easy to spot if you just pay attention..
     
    I don't click on links without looking at who's actually sending it and looking at the link address (URL)
     
    Example: "You're receiving this from Apple" *look at link, link shows a different 'company'* ..nope, not clicking.

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    Re: 2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers 2022/10/07 10:05:32 (permalink)
    another reason to keep your security tight & up to date ... its not a safe world out there ... no surprises
     
    BY default .... never click on email links
     
    another "technology company" with poor security standards ... one can only hope this motivates the management to spend the resources to have their security design reviewed & upgraded

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