A well-known hacker is taking credit for a data breach at the mobile game maker Zynga, claiming he gained access to 218 million user records.
On Sept. 12, Zynga reported that a cybersecurity incident had taken place and account login information for certain players of Draw Something and Words With Friends may have been accessed. The company did not give any details on the hack or number affected, but said it has taken steps to protect the accounts in question.
The Hacker News said it has been in contact with the hacker Gnosticplayers, who painted a much different picture concerning what transpired. He claimed to have gained entry to a database of more than 218 million game players and gave the news organization some samples on the stolen data. The hacker said the data is from all Android and iOS players who signed up for Words with Friends before September 2 and includes:
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