Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 08:39 GMT

Following a number of reports from users who had their Social Club accounts hijacked, Rockstar has confirmed that the service has not been hacked.

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Over the last couple of days, a few users on Reddit and Rockstar Twitter support started reporting getting kicked out of their GTA Online sessions and seeing an error telling them the same account has logged in from elsewhere.

Another site – which I won’t link to for obvious reasons – posted a long list of Social Club emails and passwords in plain text.

Which lead to some users assuming Social Club was hacked. Rockstar issued a statement to Kotaku to say that it wasn’t.

“As confirmed yesterday, the Rockstar Games Social Club has not been compromised. However, it appears that attempts have been made to access user accounts using email and password combinations from an unaffiliated, compromised website or database elsewhere on the internet.

“For the accounts affected, we are in the process of reverting those accounts back to their original owners. As a reminder, it is a good policy to ensure that the Rockstar Games Social Club account username and password is not shared across multiple websites on the internet.”

Make sure you change your passwords just to be safe.

Thanks, PCGamer.

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