Stalker Online, an MMORPG developed by BigWorld Technology, has had a massive breach in security. With over 1.2 million user records being stolen by hackers, player data is up for sale. Along with the initial 1.2 million, another database holds the records of around 136,000 user records.
According to CyberNews, the information stolen by hackers includes: Usernames, passwords, phone numbers, email addresses and the IP addresses of Stalker Online players. The hacker who stole the info posted it for sale on multiple dark web servers. They also left their mark by changing the Stalker Online website to this image below.
The team from CyberNews bought the information and tested it to see if it was genuine. After confirmation that the stolen data was valid, the developer, BigWorld Technology, was contacted about the breach. For some reason, however, there was never a response from the Company or from its parent company, Wargaming.net. The e-commerce platform that was hosting the data was also alerted of this sale and removed the listing the same day.
The Lasting Impacts of the Hack
Despite the fact that the listing is now down, it was live for over a month. This means that any other hacker or buyer may have access to all of this stolen data. Even though the listing is no longer up, it can still be bought and sold on another platform.
Stalker Online users may still have their data compromised. With the emails, phone numbers and IP addresses, hackers can launch phishing attacks and other forms of hack attempts to trick users into giving up more information. Or they can simply hold the account for ransom. Since Stalker Online is free to play with in-game transactions, they can sell the account as-is.
If you have a Stalker Online account, you must change your password immediately. If any other account you have holds the same password, you must change that as well to prevent any attempt by hackers to steal more information.