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Clash of Clans Forums have Been Hacked
Clash of Clans is a mobile MMO strategy video game developed and published by Supercell, who recently disclosed that Clash of Clans forums have been hacked. The number of compromised accounts were not detailed by Supercell, however, a third-party source says more than one million community forum accounts were compromised.
Furthermore, no game accounts were affected. Supercell said in an official statement that the breach happened way back in September 2016, and that the site’s forums were affected only.
Moreover, Supercell in statement mentioned that hackers may have access to emails and encrypted passwords of some users and strongly advice to change them as soon as possible.
We’re currently looking into report that a vulnerability allowed third party hackers to gain illegal access to some forum user information, including a number of emails and encrypted passwords.
Moreover, Supercell also suggested to change the login credentials of other websites if in any case a user has matching Clash of Clans forums login and password credentials. This was stated officially as:
We also strongly advise you to change the password in any other systems you are using with the same login. As a general guideline, matching credentials should not be used on multiple sites.
The company apologized for the vulnerability which allowed hackers to penetrate into the forum and access the user information, login / password credentials. Moreover, in an official statement Supercall emphasized that they take such breaches very seriously and they follow certain set of strict policies when it comes down to security and data hacking. Plus, Supercell emphasized furthermore that only Clash of Clans forums service is affected, game accounts are not affected at all.
The one million compromised account number came from LeakBase and Motherboard websites. Supercell has not yet released an official statement mentionining the affected / compromised number of accounts. Supercell makes the hit games Clash of Clans, Hay Day, Clash Royale, and Boom Beach.