Kon­ami se­cu­rity strength­ened


Re­cently, the pub­lisher de­tected 35,252 unau­tho­rised lo­gins to its Kon­ami ID ser­vice from over four mil­lion at­tempts. The IDs and pass­words ap­pear to have been leaked from an ex­ter­nal ser­vice provider, which has yet to be named. In an of­fi­cial state­ment, the Ja­panese com­pany re­vealed the at­tack took place over an ex­tended pe­riod of time be­tween June 13, 2013, and July 7, 2013. And Kon­ami has stated that names, ad­dresses, dates of birth, tele­phone num­bers and e-mail ad­dresses may have been ex­posed dur­ing the at­tack.

Mea­sures have al­ready been taken to block the IDs and pass­words used in the breach, and those users af­fected should have al­ready been con­tacted by e-mail. But the pub­lisher has urged all users of the Kon­ami ID ser­vice to re­set their pass­words.

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