Video game publisher 2K warns the public not to open any emails from its support account after confirming that it has been hacked. “Earlier today, we became aware that an unauthorized third party illegally accessed the credentials of one of our vendors on the help desk platform that 2K uses to support our customers,” 2K Support’s official Twitter account. aware on Tuesday.
News of the security breach broke yesterday after Shared screenshots of phishing emails sent to 2K customers. The emails took the form of unsolicited support tickets. Those who opened the message were subsequently sent a second email instructing them to download “the new 2K game launcher.” Put the 107 MB executable through Y , computer beep i found it content designed to steal any passwords that its target may have stored in their browser.
For anyone who has clicked on a link in emails, 2K recommends immediately changing passwords stored in your browser, enabling two-factor authentication where possible, installing anti-virus software, and verifying that forwarding settings on your browsers are correct. email accounts have not changed. been changed
2K shares the same parent company as Rockstar Games. Over the weekend, the studio suffered an unprecedented security breach that saw the first gameplay footage of shared widely online. While there is no evidence to suggest that the two incidents are related, the Rockstar Games hacker claimed that they were also responsible for the recent one. On Monday, the company said it was working with the FBI to investigate the incident.
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