SENSITIVE data, including personal addresses, has been leaked in a major security breach for Roblox – as fears of hacking grow.
Almost 4,000 names, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth and addresses were lost in the gaming platform’s leak fiasco.
Roblox is an online gaming platform and game creation system that is particularly popular with children and teenagers.
Now the engaged community is affected by a vulnerability that dates back almost three years.
Accordingly PC gamerThe breach includes personal data of people who attended the Roblox developer conference between 2017 and 2020.
In a bizarre twist, the spilled information even includes participants’ t-shirt sizes.
Internet security specialist Troy Hunt was the first to break the news of the leak on Twitter on July 18 – and said the original breach dated back to December 2020.
However, there are fears that information related to the 3,943 compromised accounts on the global gaming platform could be misused for malicious purposes.
The leak could theoretically lead to phishing attempts, spam, identity theft, and other malicious activities.
If you think you may be affected, you should check the Internet Safety website for more information about your security risk Have I been pwned?.
Roblox reportedly emailed those affected and, according to Hunt, offered one year of identity protection to anyone seriously affected by the breach.
This came after tens of thousands of users reported problems accessing their gaming services.
Reports of access difficulties in the US came in yesterday – with hundreds of users in the US United Kingdom also have problems.
As of 11 p.m., over 16,000 users across the states had reported issues with the game downward detector.