Time to Change Your Password, More Than 35,000 Konami User Accounts Compromised

on July 12, 2013 8:49 PM

Konami is the newest gaming company to be hit by cyber attacks and fear that more than 35,000 online customer accounts have been compromised.

Between July 7 and July 13 Konami has detected 35,252 cases of unauthorized logins. Konami believes the information needed for these breaches was given by an external service provider

Users information that may have been exposed include name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and email address. However, according to the statement issued by Konami no changes to that information has been detected.

It has come to light that 35,252 cases of unauthorized logins to the KONAMI ID Portal Site have occurred using IDs and passwords that appear to have been leaked from an external service provider. Currently, Konami has taken measures to ensure that logins cannot be performed using IDs and passwords involved in these unauthorized logins, and as we contact affected customers individually, we request that customers change their passwords. Konami sincerely apologizes for the trouble this has caused to our valued customers.

Konami urges customers to change their passwords and says affected customers have been emailed.

 /  Staff Writer
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