150 players directly attacked via credential stuffing and 10.5 million players told to change their passwords

Synopsis

In November 2016, the company disclosed that they had suffered a credential stuffing attack on their platform and that 26,500 users' accounts could have been exposed to hackers. 10.5 million players were told to change their passwords in response to the event.

Ultimately, the number of affected individuals was brought down during the investigation and it was confirmed that the attackers successfully accessed just 150 accounts and for fewer than 15 some illegitimate activity took place within the user's account.

Three individuals were jailed for their role in the attack.

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Courtenay Brammar

Experienced global enterprise risk and governance professional. Previously Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Risk Advisory practitioner and PRMIA steering committee member in both London and New York.

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