The Town of Salem Developers Are Looking Into This Data Breach
Over 7 million accounts for the web browser & mobile roleplaying game Town of Salem have been reportedly breached, according to a Tuesday report on DeHashed.
“The data affected, includes but is not limited to: usernames, emails, passwords (phpass, MD5(WordPress), MD5(phpBB3)), IP addresses, game & forum activity, & payment information,” their report read. “With some of the users who paid for certain premium features having their billing information/data breached as well.”
A Town of Salem developer on the game’s official forum apologized on Wednesday for the massive data breach and said that the development studio, Blank Media Games, will work towards resolving this issue.
“The BMG staff is just coming back from Christmas/New years vacation and we were informed that there may have been a breach of our database,” the developer wrote. “I am currently in contact with Rackspace to figure out what happened and prevent it from happening again. You should update your Town of Salem passwords to be safe.”
The developer also said that Blank Media Games doesn’t “store any credit card or payment info” and that all user passwords were “hashed and not plain text” but they advised changing passwords if users were still worried.
“Sorry that this happened, no game creator ever wants to be in this situation and having it happen over the holiday break when everyone was away was terrible timing,” the developer added.
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