Activision says no Call of Duty account hacks have occurred, no details compromised

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 22 September 2020 12:02 GMT

Activision is denying reports that Call of Duty accounts have suffered a major hack.

Over the past several hours, a number of people online, including community members known for leaking Call of Duty content, revealed on Twitter that over 500,000 Call of Duty accounts have been comprised in an apparent massive hack.

None offered compelling evidence other than “sources”, though some shared screenshots from what they claim are Discord servers selling some of these accounts. The issue has nonetheless spoked many players, particularly because Activision accounts do not offer two-factor authentication.

This all prompted Activision to respond, offering an official statement through the Activision Support account on Twitter denying anything has been compromised.

“Reports suggesting Activision Call of Duty accounts have been compromised are not accurate. We investigate all privacy concerns. As always we recommend that players take precaution to protect their Activision accounts, as well as any online accounts, at all times. You will receive emails when major changes are made to your Call of Duty accounts. If you did not make these changes, please be sure to follow the steps provided,” it reads.

Activision accounts are required for cross-play in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, as well as for other bonuses and benefits like using the Call of Duty app. They do not store any payment information, but the fact they’re linked with Battle.net/Xbox/PlayStation accounts could potentially allow hackers to compromise those accounts if they share the same password.

It’s always better to change your password in cases like this, and ensure the chosen password is random and not shared with any other account.

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