No user data compromised in Minecraft authentication hiccup

Monday, 16 July 2012 01:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Just a sort of anti-PSA today to tell you not to worry. Over the weekend, some scurrilous types found an exploit in Minecraft’s authentication server which allowed them to log in as and impersonate other players. No passwords or other personal details were compromised; it was just a matter of your reputation possibly being besmirched. Happily, Mojang rallied around, dropped the game offline briefly, and got it fixed with admirable speed.