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Town of Salem Game Breached, 7.6M Players Affected

BlankMediaGames disclosed a data breach that affects millions using the browser-based role-playing game.

A data breach at BlankMediaGames (BMG) has affected more than 7.6 million players of Town of Salem, a browser-based role-playing game.

The incident was disclosed on December 28 to cybersecurity company DeHashed, which received an anonymous email containing evidence of server access and the database. DeHashed says affected data includes usernames, emails, passwords, IP addresses, game and forum activity, and payment information. Some users who paid for features had billing data compromised.

However, in an announcement about the breach on the Town of Salem forum, a representative by the name of Achilles reported that the game does not store any credit card or payment data. Further, the representative wrote, all passwords were hashed and not stored in plain text. Third-party payment processors are responsible for financial transactions; Town of Salem does not have access.

"The only important data compromised would be your Username/hashed password, IP and email," Achilles wrote. "Everything else is just game related data."

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1/3/2019 | 1:27:39 PM
And this is today's version
Tomorows may be different - OH yes, data was compromised after all.  NEVER believe the first explanation.
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