Back in March Gamigo, a free German gaming site, had announced they were attacked by an unknown hacker and sensitive information was stolen in the process.
Now that information – potentially 8,244,000 unique email address and passwords – has hit the web according to Pwnedlist, a data breach alert service.
The founder of Pwnedlist stated this was the largest known leak in recent memory and while those affected can check on PwnedList’s site to see where they stand, the information that was taken was in an unreadable format. But like with anything now-a-days that can quickly change if given time.
Gamigo, however, has since responded saying that the 8.2 million email addresses and passwords have not been confirmed to be the fault of Gamigo’s breach back in March.
Pwnedlist founder Steve Thomas stated that of the 8.2 million listings of users on the document, over five thousand had the word “Gamigo” in the listing, which is a strong piece of evidence towards the stolen information from Gamigo’s servers.
Whether you were affected by this or not, I am curious where the community stands on these increasing attacks on companies. Is this their fault for lacking in security or is the situation escalating beyond anyone’s control?