A sad reality for gamers all around the world who enjoy playing the very popular game Minecraft on their PCs. If you are one of them, you'll want to pay attention here.A plain text file containing over 1,800 Minecraft account usernames and passwords has just been leaked online, German media reports. The details available in the leak has been posted to Pastebin, which would allow anyone to log into a legitimate user's account in order to play online and download the full version of the game to their own computers.However, the more serious implication of the leaked credentials would be for those affected users who had used the same username and password combination for other online services, like shopping site, banking site, email service or for any social networking site.Minecraft is an incredibly popular online game bought by Microsoft just few months back for $2.5 billion. The game has more than 100 million registered accounts for its PC version alone, and 1800 leaked accounts is just a fraction of the overall Minecraft population. This means its an extremely minor breach.However, the problem could be serious for both Minecraft’s developer Mojang and its parent company Microsoft if the leaked player data turns out to be just the beginning of the data breach.
Minecraft hacked! More than 1800 Minecraft account Credentials Leaked