It may well be that your data is in the wild due to the 2K hack, worse than it is already on sale.
Last September we told you about the hacking of 2K. Indeed 2K had announced that an unauthorized individual had illegally accessed the credentials of a support platform. And that’s not counting the GTA 6 hack.
2K communicates with victims
Well the next step in this sad realization is that 2K has just contacted the affected customers to let them know that not only has their personal information (email address, gamertag and console details) been accessed but that they are also for sale online. Obviously the majority of people are already in contact with the online support portal for help, you can already see the irony coming.
2K declares, however, in an attempt to reassure:
There is no indication that your financial information or passwords held on our systems have been compromised.
A long message to explain the situation
“Nothing indicates”, which does not mean that it is not the case. Here is also part of the message that the poor victims receive:
Although our support portal is back online and you can now contact them as normal, we recommend that you check your accounts for suspicious activity and be vigilant of unauthorized third parties trying to exploit the incident. to harm you. Especially:
Upon discovery of the incident, we immediately launched a thorough forensic investigation with the assistance of leading external cybersecurity experts and quickly took action to resolve the issue. This included taking the support portal offline while we investigated. We have already contacted everyone who sent malicious links and reported the incident to the appropriate data protection authorities. We also remain in communication with the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Beware of scammers. 2K staff will never ask you for your password or other personal information. Never click on suspicious links. For example, links to websites that you do not recognize or expect to receive. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) whenever available. If possible, avoid using MFA which relies on text message verification – using an authenticator app is a more secure method. Install and run a reputable antivirus program. This can help protect your device and data.
It is not yet known whether this also concerns the French-speaking part of Europe. If you fell victim to the hack or received a message from 2K, tell us in the comments.