Some 2K customer information for sale following a hack


Publisher 2K Games has revealed that customer information obtained during a recent security breach has been put up for sale.

The company has contacted consumers whose data has been compromised since October 6 to inform them that information such as their email address, gamer tag and console details have been stolen. 2K adds that it does not believe any passwords or financial information was stolen.

“However, out of an abundance of caution, we encourage all of our players to secure their accounts by resetting passwords and enabling multi-factor authentication if they haven’t already done so,” the company wrote.

2K’s servers were hacked in late September, during which a third party sent malicious links to consumers. The company has suggested that people who clicked this link reset their devices.

This is apparently separate from the Rockstar Games hack, another Take-Two company, which took place around the same time and saw over 90 in-development gameplay videos leaked online.

Alexander Calvin

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the gaming business. He started at UK trade journal MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor more than three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as editor of the new site. In October 2019, he left this full-time position within the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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