Wizards of the Coast data breach exposes thousands of gamers

A US gaming company has inadvertently leaked the personal information of thousands of online players.

Wizards of the Coast, which publishes games based on science fiction themes, emailed users informing them about the breach. It is thought that names, email addresses and passwords were exposed. Users have been advised to change their passwords.

The incident appears to have been caused by a database backup file left unprotected in a public Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket.

In a statement they said “We believe this was an isolated incident related to a legacy database and is unrelated to our current systems. Based on our current investigation, we have no reason to believe that any malicious use has been made of the data”

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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