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Clash of Clans creator Supercell hacked, 1.1 million accounts compromised

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Data traders are allegedly swapping the details of over one million user accounts belonging to Supercell, the company behind hit mobile games such as Clash of Clans. The user accounts relate to Superc… Read More
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[mod] 4m, 6d agoPosted 4 months, 6 days ago
Data traders are allegedly swapping the details of over one million user accounts belonging to Supercell, the company behind hit mobile games such as Clash of Clans. The user accounts relate to Supercell's community forum.

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“Our preliminary investigation suggests that the breach happened in September 2016 and it has since been fixed,” Supercell told Motherboard in a statement. The company also posted the statement onto the affected forums, and warned users to change their passwords.

The data, of which Motherboard obtained a small sample of 100 accounts, includes usernames, email addresses, IP addresses, and hashed passwords. Supercell uses the vBulletin forum software, which sometimes hashes passwords in a way that can be relatively easy for hackers to crack.

Paid breach notification site LeakBase provided Motherboard with the data sample. In all, LeakBase claimed the dataset contained some 1.1 million accounts.

“We take any such breaches very seriously and we follow very strict policies when it comes to security. Please note that this breach only affects our Forum service. Game accounts have not been affected,” Supercell's statement continued.

If you use their community forums, you should have received an email for a password reset already, but If you're worried about the hack, it's worth checking the website haveibeenpwned.
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[mod] 4m, 6d agoPosted 4 months, 6 days ago
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#1
what a lovely bunch those hackers are!
#2
I'm so glad I never got into clash of clans enough to give my bank details to them.
#3
a month ago or so I received this message to my game notification bar, asking if I'm interested in a gaming competition. it looked professional and mostly it came from supercell. there was this link take me to a form asking my full name birthday etc etc.... obviously I did not give my real info ( thanks paranoia).
so couple of days later I got a reply saying they are willing to pay £400 to do a house visit and talk about the game. this is only an email invitation for few chosen ones so please do not share this email in community forums. sounds fishy, right?
so I contacted supercell and they refused any acknowledgement of this mail. so there are about 10 email back and forth them refusing any sort of hacking. they even asked me to delete the screenshot of the message.( I had a screenshot just in case).
now I read this article today and It's all out there.
#4
Hey sammboy,

That's a funny one, however I can confirm that Supercell do use external companies to carry out their research. Last year I answered an in game notification for a survey, filled it out, and they invited me along to a session where they paid me £100 for two hours of my time talking about the game in a group. Food and drink was included too, it was great.

I know they're doing another round because zi just got an email from the same people asking if there was anyone I knew that would be interested in taking part (I can't do it again as I did it before sadly!) And on the email, it did say that they would also be doing paid home interviews as well.

If you want, PM me the email and/or email address and I'll let you know if it tallies up with the one I had :)
#5
sammboy
a month ago or so I received this message to my game notification bar, asking if I'm interested in a gaming competition. it looked professional and mostly it came from supercell. there was this link take me to a form asking my full name birthday etc etc.... obviously I did not give my real info ( thanks paranoia).
so couple of days later I got a reply saying they are willing to pay £400 to do a house visit and talk about the game. this is only an email invitation for few chosen ones so please do not share this email in community forums. sounds fishy, right?
so I contacted supercell and they refused any acknowledgement of this mail. so there are about 10 email back and forth them refusing any sort of hacking. they even asked me to delete the screenshot of the message.( I had a screenshot just in case).
now I read this article today and It's all out there.

Oops, forgot to reply! Hope you get a notification. Check my previous message :)
#6
Dysonism
Hey sammboy,

That's a funny one, however I can confirm that Supercell do use external companies to carry out their research. Last year I answered an in game notification for a survey, filled it out, and they invited me along to a session where they paid me £100 for two hours of my time talking about the game in a group. Food and drink was included too, it was great.

I know they're doing another round because zi just got an email from the same people asking if there was anyone I knew that would be interested in taking part (I can't do it again as I did it before sadly!) And on the email, it did say that they would also be doing paid home interviews as well.

If you want, PM me the email and/or email address and I'll let you know if it tallies up with the one I had :)


hey dy, thank you for your reply. so this is not a scam? why did supercell decline any knowledge of this? I even forward this email to them and they said it's a scam. is it possible for you to find out the name of this 3rd party company? thanks again.
Sam

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