Large-scale data breach affects 218 million gamers

Synopsis

In September 2019, the mobile game producer announced that a hacker had accessed account log-in information for its users. In addition to the log-in credentials, the hacker accessed usernames, email addresses, log-in IDs, some Facebook IDs, some phone numbers and account IDs of users who installed iOS and Android versions of the games before 2nd Sept 2019.

In March 2020, it was reported that a lawsuit had been filed against the company for "failure to reasonably safeguard" personal information.

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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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  • Zynga Inc.

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