2K confirms its support desk was hacked to send malware to gamers

Video game publisher 2K is warning the public not to open emails from its support account after it was confirmed it was hacked. “It came to our attention earlier today that an unauthorized third party has illegally accessed one of our vendors’ credentials on the helpdesk platform that 2K uses to provide support to our customers,” according to the official 2K support Twitter account Posted on Tuesday.

News of the security breach broke after yesterday shared screenshots of phishing emails sent to 2K customers. The emails took the form of unsolicited support tickets. Those who opened the message subsequently received a second email asking them to download “the new 2K games launcher.” Enforce the 107MB executable and , Beeping computer found that it was designed to steal any passwords that its target might have stored on their browser.

For anyone who may have clicked a link in the emails, 2K recommends immediately changing any passwords stored on your browser, enabling two-factor authentication if possible, installing antivirus software, and checking that the forwarding settings in your email accounts have not been changed.

2K shares the same parent company as Rockstar Games. Over the weekend, the studio suffered an unprecedented security breach that exposed early gameplay footage widespread online. While there is no evidence linking the two incidents, the Rockstar Games hacker claimed they were also responsible for the recent . On Monday, the company said it was working with the FBI to investigate the incident.

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Russell Falcon

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