PSN, Windows Live and 2K accounts allegedly compromised – change your passwords

Friday, 21 November 2014 04:39 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A hacking group claims to have leaked usernames and passwords for over 5,000 PlayStation Network, Windows Live and 2K Games accounts.


2,131 PSN ID 1,473 Windows Live and 2,000 2K Game Studio accounts have allegedly been compromised, with usernames and passwords dumped into a Pastebin file where anybody can see them.

There’s no way of judging the veracity of the data, but CNET has taken the data dump seriously, describing it as a leak and warning users of all three services to change their log-in details immediately.

Even if your details are not included in the data dump, you should change your password on all three services immediately, as well as any which use the same password, as the leak apparently does not represent the full amount of data obtained by the hackers.

“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,” a spokesperson claiming to represent the group 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.”

The information was leaked after various companies ignored its warnings that their security was inadequate, according to the group.

The hackers, whom we do not wish to give any more attention to than absolutely necessary, have also claimed responsibility for the DDOS attacks against World of Warcraft when Warlords of Draenor launched.