We are experiencing a somewhat stormy week in terms of hacking large companies in the gaming sector. The best known case of recent days is that relating to GTA VI, an attack that could cause such great consequences for the software house that the FBI did not hesitate to launch an investigation to find the person responsible for the problem.
2K: a hard blow
Unfortunately now the time has come for too 2Kwhich confirms a case of a cyber attack that could endanger players: “We are aware that an unauthorized third party has illegally accessed the credentials of the technical support platform we use to help clients.i ”explains the company in a statement posted on Twitter. “The unauthorized person sent a message to some players with a malicious link.”
After confirming this login, 2K gave some advice to avoid being victimized by the hacker: “Please do not open any emails or click on any links you receive from the 2K Games Customer Service account. If you have already clicked on this link, we recommend that you perform the following steps immediately as a precaution:
- Erase all account passwords saved in the web browser
- Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) as soon as possible, especially in personal emails, bank accounts, phone providers. Avoid using MFAs that rely on message tracking whenever possible. We recommend using an authentication app for added security.
- Install and run a reputable antivirus program.
- Check your account settings to see if any forwarding rules have been added or changed in your personal email accounts.
2K remember that your staff will never ask us for passwords or other personal data. After having clarified all this, the company confirmed the temporary disabling of its Customer Service via email apologizing for the inconvenience caused.
It should be noted that there are many players who interact with 2K customer service on a daily basis, as this developer has a large catalog of video games. One of them is the recent NBA 2K23, which was launched on September 9th.
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