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    2K Games and Rockstar Games Support System Hacked, Malware Sent to Gamers

    Copy of e-mail sent from 2K Games: here.

    Incident FAQ: here.

    Late September, the customer support system of 2K Games and Rockstar Games was hacked according to the game studio. Both studios are owned by Take-Two Interactive. This support desk had access to every gamer registered with 2K, and so the hacker was able to use the vast mailing list to send out malware to gamers, which could steal credentials and compromise their security. 2K discovered this hack, and is sending out e-mails to gamers warning them about the incident, to apprise them of what it's doing, and to help them avoid this malware. 2K Games in the e-mail to gamers said that it's working with Law Enforcement to identify and bring to justice the people behind this hack. In the meantime, they warned gamers not to click on unknown links in e-mails and to use reputable antivirus programs.


    Sources: TechPowerUp, 2K Games, Silicon Republic, TechPowerUp Forums
    Last edited by Android1; Oct 7, 2022, 05:48 AM. Reason: Changed order of source links.

    #2
    I can’t remember the last 2K or Rockstar game I fired up. Maybe Borderlands 2…

    Seems like they responded pretty quickly to the hack though, so there’s that.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
      I can’t remember the last 2K or Rockstar game I fired up. Maybe Borderlands 2…

      Seems like they responded pretty quickly to the hack though, so there’s that.
      Their sports games have been pretty decent.
      The coin is still turning.

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        #4
        Originally posted by JohnnyFlash View Post
        Their sports games have been pretty decent.
        I’ve heard I’m more into the sword and sorcery genres there days, and never was very good sports games

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          #5
          Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
          I can’t remember the last 2K or Rockstar game I fired up. Maybe Borderlands 2…

          Seems like they responded pretty quickly to the hack though, so there’s that.
          Max Payne 3 was the last for me, and that was years ago.

          I haven’t received any e-mails from 2K Games, Rockstar Games, or scammers. I believe I have had contact with Rockstar’s support team, too. Very strange.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Android1 View Post
            Max Payne 3 was the last for me, and that was years ago.

            I haven’t received any e-mails from 2K Games, Rockstar Games, or scammers. I believe I have had contact with Rockstar’s support team, too. Very strange.
            I didn’t see any timelines in what I read, but I wonder if only support contact after a certain year was impacted? Doesn’t sound right as I type it, but hopefully it won’t affect you, for whatever reason.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Lazy8s View Post
              I didn’t see any timelines in what I read, but I wonder if only support contact after a certain year was impacted? Doesn’t sound right as I type it, but hopefully it won’t affect you, for whatever reason.
              I didn’t see any date range either. I hope you’re right.

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                #8
                Jokes on them. My gaming PC died years ago and I haven't been fortunate enough to acquire another. Send the Malware to [email protected]

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