Dutch provider of game codes alerts users to data leak

Sep

15

2016

The company Online Game Card Services has warned that his clients had an unknown party access to its servers. It is next to play codes, also the company’s customer database captured email addresses and sometimes account.

In a message, writes the business that a person in August has secured access to its servers. A company spokesman explains to Tweakers that the hacker was probably on game codes, because a number of its uses. It would be a limited supply. In addition, there was access to the customer database with 78,000 customers, which would be indicated in most cases, only an e-mail address. In other cases were also stored account numbers and telephone numbers therein. There are leaked usernames or passwords.

The vulnerability has been reported in the Personal Authority and the company’s customers are informed, says the spokesperson. The risk of leakage of information is among others in the fact that customers of phishing emails could receive. Online Game Card Services requires users are therefore to be alert to these messages. Up to now would have been received in this respect of no complaints from customers. After discovering the leak, the company’s systems ‘boarded’ the report said.

It is unclear who is responsible for the hack. The spokesman indicates that use is made of Tor, thus the identity of the perpetrators is difficult to trace. Online Game Card Services has several sites including gamecardsdirect.nl and livecardsdirect.nl.

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