Passwords from Sony, Microsoft, 2K Reportedly Leaked
Ryan Simmons / 3 years ago
A hacker group has reportedly released thousands of passwords from Sony, Microsoft and 2K Games.
They released the supposed passwords and other information yesterday (Friday), on Pastebin. They claim that they have leaked usernames and passwords for 2,131 PlayStation Network users, 1,473 Windows Live users, and 2,000 2k Games users.
The group calls itself DERP, or DerpTrolling and claims that it is doing this to highlight inadequacies in the security measures taken out by those companies. They say that they mean no harm and only wish to motivate the companies to improve the way they handle customer data.
They had previously said that they had access to the data, but was not going to publish it. Obviously they’ve since changed their minds, as they believe their earlier claims did not get the attention of the companies involved. It’s also believed that the supposed leak resembles only a small proportion of the data they claim to have access to:
“We have 800,000 from 2K and 500,000 credit card data. In all of our raids we have a total of around 7 million usernames and passwords,” he said. “We have around 2 million Comcast accounts, 620,000 Twitter accounts, 1.2 million credentials belonging to the CIA domain, 200,000 Windows Live accounts, 3 million Facebook, 1.7 million EA origins accounts, etc.”
Microsoft, Sony and 2K have yet to publicly comment on the claims, although CNET is now reporting that the breach could have been faked.