The Call of Duty behemoth said that the reports of widespread hacks are false. After reports surfaced that 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked, impacting online Call of Duty (CoD) players, the gaming giant is disputing the claim.
After reports surfaced that 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked, impacting online Call of Duty (CoD) players, the gaming giant is disputing the claim.
The alleged breach was first flagged by the #oRemyy account on Twitter, and was quickly amplified by others, who claimed that accounts were being taken over and credentials changed, so that the legitimate users couldn’t recover them. The claims were picked up by gaming news outlet Dexterto.com.
What is 2FA Two-Factor Authentication (or 2FA as it often referred to) is an extra layer of security that is used to provide users an additional level of protection when securing access to an account.
Account takeover (ATO) attacks are on the rise, and in fact have become a go-to attack of choice cybercriminals of all stripes. In fact, in 2019 alone, ATO attacks cost consumers and e-commerce retailers a whopping $16.9 billion in losses.
Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.
Legacy applications don't support modern authentication — and cybercriminals know this.
More than 2 billion breached Fortnite accounts have gone up for sale in underground forums so far in 2020 alone.