Hackers invade Konami to steal data from 35k gamers

Share this article:

Following an attack on its Japanese website, Konami joins Ubisoft and Nintendo as the third video game company within two weeks to be targeted by hackers.

How many victims? More than 35,000 accounts.

What type of personal information? Names, genders, addresses, dates of birth, telephone numbers and email addresses.

What happened?  A statement issued by Konami said that nearly 35,000 accounts were successfully accessed following roughly four million attempts between June 13 and July 7.

What was the response? Konami has frozen the compromised accounts and has asked users to change their passwords to something unique.

Details: Konami noticed an influx of access errors to its ‘Konami ID' website earlier this week. The IDs are used for access to several of Konami's Japanese websites, including an online shop, but Konami said the compromised accounts do not appear to have been used for paid services. Konami suspects login information was leaked by a service run by a separate company.

Source: pcworld.com, PC World, “Konami follows Nintendo as victim of illicit login attacks in Japan,” July 10, 2013.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Next Article in The Data Breach Blog

Sign up to our newsletters



More in The Data Breach Blog

Transcript website flaw exposed personal data on 98k users

NeedMyTranscripts.com expose users' names, addresses and dates of birth, among other information, due to a site flaw that one user discovered.

Sourcebooks payment card breach impacts more than 5,000 customers

More than 5,000 customers had personal information stolen, but roughly 9,000 notification letters were sent out as a precautionary measure.

Cyberswim notifies customers that payment card data may be at risk

Malicious software installed on Sept. 24 may have compromised personal information for visitors that made purchases between May 12 and Aug. 28.