Popular Game Breaches Personally Identifiable Information of 218 Million People

 

Do you like to play games on your smartphone or tablet? Word games, crosswords, and word searches and other social brain challenge games are quite popular but none so much as Words with Friends. Unfortunately, the avid Pakistani hacker known by the alias Gnosticplayers accessed personal player account information belonging to all 218 million players who installed the game on iOS and Android. The hack exposed users’ names, email addresses, login IDs, some Facebook IDs, some phone numbers but the parent company said they believe that the hack did not include any financial information. 

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