Mr. Green Gaming Data Breach Exposes 27,000 Users’ Sensitive Information

Mr. Green Gaming, a prominent online gaming community established in 2006, has recently disclosed a significant data breach, impacting the privacy and security of approximately 27,000 users. Known for hosting game servers for popular titles like Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas and Garry’s Mod, Mr. Green Gaming has served as a hub for gamers to connect and compete for over a decade.

Reports circulating on the Dark Web brought attention to the breach, indicating that the database of Mr. Green Gaming had been compromised by threat actors. Sensitive user information, including dates of birth, email addresses, geographic locations, addresses, and usernames, was reportedly exposed.

An official statement released on the Mr. Green Gaming website confirmed the breach, revealing that the forums were compromised on March 1, 2024. The unauthorized access to an inactive administrator account was identified as the entry point for malicious actors, who vandalized the website and obtained confidential user data.

Despite Mr. Green Gaming’s assurance that login credentials and password information were not accessible to the hijacked account, users were advised to change their passwords as a precautionary measure. The company stated that all passwords were salted and hashed, but recommended users update their passwords on other platforms as well.

This breach highlights the escalating threat landscape faced by the gaming industry, which has become a lucrative target for cybercriminals. Statistics show a significant increase in cyberattacks targeting gamers, particularly in mobile gaming communities.

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