A massive data breach at the popular online role-playing game ‘Town of Salem’ has reportedly impacted more than 7.6 million players, the game owner BlankMediaGames (BMG) confirmed Wednesday on its online forum.
With the user base of more than 8 million players, Town of Salem is a browser-based game that enables gamers (which range from 7 to 15 users) to play a version of the famous secret role game Town, Mafia, or Neutrals.
The data breach was first discovered and disclosed on December 28 when a copy of the compromised Town of Salem database was anonymously sent to DeHashed, a hacked database search engine.
Over 7.6 Million Users Accounts Compromised
The database included evidence of the server compromise and access to the complete gamer database which contained 7,633,234 unique email addresses (most-represented of the email providers being Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo.com).
After analysing the complete database, DeHashed disclosed that the compromised data contained the following information on Town of Salem players:
- Email addresses
- Hashed passwords (in phpass, MD5(WordPress), and MD5(phpBB3) formats)
- IP addresses
- Game and forum activity
- Some payment information (including full names, billing and shipping addresses, IP information and payment amount).
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