Zynga’s Words With Friends: Hacker Allegedly Steals Data of 218 Million Players

Zynga's Words With Friends: Hacker Allegedly Steals Data of 218 Million Players

The same hacker was previously associated with some major data breaches

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Personal information of 218 players was allegedly stolen
  • The same hacker was earlier connected to other data thefts
  • Zynga has previously acknowledged the security breach

If you play the popular online game called Words With Friends, you should probably change your password right now. A prolific hacker who goes by the name of ‘gnosticplayers’ claims to have stolen personal information of 218 million users of the app. The app is built by Zynga, a company famous for a bunch of popular interactive games including FarmVille, Draw Something, and OMGPOP. The hacker claims anyone who downloaded Word with Friends on both Android and iOS before September 2 is affected by the data breach.

Earlier last month, Zynga had revealed that some personal information of its users may have been accessed by ‘outside hackers’. However, the company did not reveal the exact extent of the damage or the number of players involved.

The Hacker News claims that the hacker confirmed to the publication about the data breach. Previously, the same hacker has been connected with two massive data dumps involving 747 million stolen accounts across 24 major websites and mobile apps.