The popular gaming site Gamigo has been warning its users about the possibility that hackers might have infiltrated its systems. Now, the full extent of the damage caused by those criminals has been realized.
The personal information of more than 8 million Gamigo users was recently posted on a popular hacker forum known as Inside Pro, according to a report from Forbes
. The information exposed included usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords, and in all, the collection comprised more than a half-gigabyte of data.
The data was readily available on the hacking site until last week, and has since been removed, the report said. However, a significant danger still remains because at least one user on the forum has been able to decrypt a significant number of the passwords posted. The incident exposed more than 3 million American email accounts, including those controlled by Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo.Ondrej Krehel
, chief information security officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the problems hacking attacks such as these pose, and what consumers can do to increase their personal protection when they are victimized.
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