Activision shoots down data breach claims

Activision shoots down data breach claims

Posted September 22, 2020

Activision shoots down data breach claims

  • Reports of a widespread hack affecting thousands of Activision player accounts surfaced on 20 September and were traced to a – now suspended – Twitter account that claimed the cyber attack was “worse than the notorious PS3 hack”, a reference to a 2011 incident.
  • However, in a statement circulated by Activision’s support team on Twitter, the firm said this was not the case.
  • “Given the profile of Call of Duty end-users, predominantly young male adults who may not be security conscious and/or aware, Activision now has a great opportunity to consider rolling out access control training and awareness through its platform as well as implement strong access control into its platform.”

– Alex Scroxton | September 22, 2020