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Data Leak Reveals 4,000 Roblox Developer Profiles With Personal Information

The popular online game Roblox has recently been victim to a major data breach which has revealed the personal information of those who attended the Roblox Developer Conference between 2017-2020.

Roblox Data Breach

As reported by PCGamer, 4,000 developer profiles have been leaked which include names, phone numbers, email addresses dates of birth and physical addresses of those who attended the Roblox Developer Conference between 2017 and 2020. Supposedly haveibeenpwned claimed that this breach occurred back in December 2020 with information only recently being shared on online forums on the 18th of July after the engineer behind the site, Troy Hunt, received an email from a victim of the breach requesting for it to be included on the site.

Recently Roblox released the following statement about the breach.

“Roblox is aware of a third-party security issue where there were indications of unauthorized access to limited personal information of a subset of our creator community,” said a Roblox spokesperson via email. “We engaged independent experts to support the investigation led by our information security team. Those who are impacted will receive an email communicating the next steps we are taking to support them. We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring and vetting the cyber security posture of Roblox and our third-party vendors.”

Bad News For Developers

This is quite a serious breach which has affected a lot of people, however, the silver lining is that this isn’t a breach of all Roblox accounts but it does raise some questions. If this information has been leaked so easily then it does bring some concern over the data protection of Roblox’s regular users most of which being children. For now, Roblox has claimed to have contacted everyone affected with apologies and some highly affected users have received a year of identity protection.

Jakob Aylesbury

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