According to eSport site Dexerto, more than 500,000 Activision accounts may have been affected due to a data breach by the game company on September 20.
According to Dexerto, Activision's account credentials have been widely disclosed and the cybercriminals have also changed the account details to prevent the actual owners from easily recovering them. Most Activision accounts are also used by players of popular Call of Duty games, including Warzone, Modern Warfare, and Mobile.
"All Call of Duty players should be alerted after a major Activision hack left millions of accounts in limbo." read the article published by Dexerto.
“At press time, more than 500,000 Activision accounts have been hacked and the connections have been made public. The hackers then modify the account details so that the original owners cannot recover them. "
The data breach was first reported by "oRemyy" on Twitter, then reported by other content creators, such as TheGamingRevolution and Prototype Warehouse.
TheGamingRevolution account revealed that the threats behind the attack would "generate 1,000 accounts every 10 minutes".
It is still unclear how the attackers hacked the accounts, but it is speculated that the security breach could be the result of a credential stuffing attack. Cyber Threat Intelligence