Hackers Steal PlayStation and Xbox Player Details of 2.5 Million Registered Users
There’s often a lot of confusion about what you should do when hackers steal PlayStation and Xbox player details. It’s not the first time it has happened, and it certainly won’t be the last, but with this eye-opening news circulating, it’s a good idea to know that if you’re registered to either or both of the PlayStation or Xbox online networks, now would be a good time to change your account passwords. Be on the look out for fishy e-mails and odd account activity, and definitely don’t click on any weird offers or external links.
Earlier today, a data breach exposed two popular gaming forums (Xbox360 ISO and PSP ISO forums) containing the account details of 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox users. Details containing e-mails, passwords, usernames, and a whole bunch of other private account information, which could put all of the player’s other online accounts at a major risk. If you’re worried that your e-mail information has been breached, you can do a quick search on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to double check.
Even if your e-mail address hasn’t been “pwned” in this breach, if your e-mail data has ever been accessed through any other data breach, this free tool will tell you when and how the information was compromised.