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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

8 million passwords dumped from gaming website Gamigo


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Four months after the gaming site Gamigo warned users about a hacker intrusion that accessed some portions of its users’ credentials, more than 8 million usernames, emails and and encrypted passwords from the site have been published on the Web, according to the data breach alert service PwnedList...

The list of passwords, which were scrambled using a one-way cryptographic hash algorithm, were published earlier this month to a forum on the password-cracking website Inside Pro. According to forbe,"The list also contained 8.2 million unique e-mail addresses, including 3 million American accounts from the US, 2.4 million accounts from Germany, and 1.3 million accounts from France."

Gamigo warned users in early March that an attack on the Gamigo database had exposed hashed passwords and usernames and possibly other, unspecified additional personal data. The site required users to change their account passwords.

PwnedList founder Steve Thomas said, “It’s the largest leak I’ve ever actually seen. When this breach originally happened, the data wasn’t released, so it wasn’t a big concern. Now eight million email addresses and passwords have been online, live data for any hacker to see.

This breach is bigger than anything we've seen so far this year. In the last few months, there have been a slew of attacks against the following sites: LinkedIn, eHarmony, Last.fm, Yahoo, Android Forums, Formspring, and Nvidia, among others.

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