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Zynga 2019 Hack Update: 26M Plaintext Passwords Exposed

If not the most famous game developer, Zynga.com suffered a data breach in September 2019. The notorious hacker known by the name ‘Gnosticplayers’ claimed to have accessed the database of 218 million users of the widely popular word-puzzle game Words with Friends who were registered before September 2nd 2019. 

Three months later, more than 26 million of clear text email-password combinations of users breached on September 2019 have been publicly revealed. 

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Black Hat Hacking Forums Hacked | Possibly a LulzSec Attack

Presently, the world of black hat forums appears to be engulfed in a series of cyberattacks. According to a Telegram channel, on 18th June 2019 it was reported that three leading black hat hacking forums were reportedly exploited, affecting an aggregate of over 260,000 hackers. From the disclosed data, it appears as though the creator of the aforementioned Telegram Channel has access to certain Ukrainian police files which may have led to the leak. 

This entire episode coincides with the closure of the Ukrainian dark web hosting company, Whost. Although this dark web hosting company run by one Mikhail Rytikov might seem illegal to the rest of the world, but is a legitimate entity in Ukraine.

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