2K Games Has Been Hacked: A Password Change Is Strongly Recommended!

While Take-Two has already suffered a leak of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto VI (reportedly already under investigation by the FBI), the hack of 2K Games only makes matters worse for the company…


2K (who we can also call Take-Two…) announced on Twitter that they got another fly in their soup: “Earlier today, we became aware that an unauthorized third party illegally accessed the credentials of one of our vendors to the help desk platform that 2K uses to provide support to our customers. The unauthorized party sent a communication to certain players containing a malicious link. Please do not open any emails or click any links that you receive from the 2K Games support account. If you have already clicked on this link, we recommend immediately taking the following steps out of an abundance of caution.”

Reset the password stored in your internet browser (e.g. the login data saved by the Autofill function in Google Chrome); where possible, activate multi-factor authentication (MFA, usually two-factor, abbreviated 2FA), especially for your email, banking and internet service provider accounts. If possible, do not use a text messaging MFA but an authentication app, as it is the most secure process. Install and run a trusted antivirus, and then check your email account settings to see if messages from it are forwarded elsewhere.

“Please note that 2K personnel will never ask you for your password or other personal information. Our support team will remain offline while we continue to address this matter. We will notify you when you can resume interacting with official 2K help desk emails. We will also follow up with additional information on how you can best protect yourself against malicious activity,” Take-Two added.

This situation has been disastrous for Take-Two. Grand Theft Auto VI’s leak will be as big a deal as Half-Life 2 was, and they managed to top it off with a vast security breach. Congratulations, especially because how the phishing email was sent from an official account!

Source: WCCFTech

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