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Minecraft hacked! More than 1800 Minecraft account Credentials Leaked


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 03:23 PM

 

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.

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:07 AM

See this is what happenes when Microsoft bought Minecraft...


This is just a joke and no offense to Microsoft as I think Microsoft is one of the best companies next to apple.. I mean um I'll just shut up now

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 03:47 AM

Fortunately, Mojang wasn't hacked. Apparently the account details were acquired via a phishing scam.



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:19 PM

The passwords in that list are not very secure to say the least.



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 04:46 PM

Well that's the kids fault. Some kids don't even know what an anti virus program is and I don't expect them to. Its just easy pickings to know that there are so many simple passwords because some kids don't think of the risks. But some kids are so tech savvy that they know a lot more than us adults do, and know why a strong password is important.

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

I might be missing it, but were the credentials actually leaked from a breach of Microsoft? Cracking Minecraft accounts is a very popular thing, and I'm sure hundreds of thousands of them are available online and 1.800 out of 100.000.000 accounts is like a drop of water in an ocean.


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