Clash of Kings is the latest Forum to be Hacked
Gareth Andrews / 5 years ago
With an increase in the number of people interested in playing games on the go, mobile gaming has all but risen in the past year as more and more people fill their spare moments with everything from Pokémon to conquering castles and countries. Million of players have joined up and play Clash of Kings on a daily basis but the problem is that players have now lost their details thanks to the forum being hacked.
The hack was reported by ZDNet and contained not just email addresses of its players but also their usernames and even their IP addresses. While passwords were also hacked they were protected by hashes and salts, meaning that the passwords would be hard for anyone to get to the real values. The leaked data also included device identifiers, Facebook data and access tokens for accounts which were synced with their social media account.
Elex is the Chinese company behind Clash of Kings and has yet to respond to companies enquiries regarding the breach. Typically this information isn’t abused but instead sold off to others would seek to abuse the information.
The hack supposedly happened on the 14th July and contains 1.6 million users worth of information from the games forum.