News Bit: 2K Support was Hacked and sent Malicious Links to Players
While the GTA 6 leak has been the main focus of media attention, Rockstar wasn't the only branch of Take-Two Interactive that's been hacked. The company has also announced that someone hacked into its support and sent malicious links to players.
Posting to Twitter on the official 2K Support account, the company confirms one support vendor was hacked and the account was hijacked. Take-Two states that “an unauthorized third party illegally accessed the credentials of one of our vendors to the help desk platform that 2K uses to provide support” to consumers. The hacker used the account to send malicious links to users.
2K recommends that users “do not open any emails or click on any links” sent from the 2K Games support account until further notice. The company has also recommended that users do the following to protect their computers, devices and accounts:
• Run virus scans from reputable anti-virus programs
• Rest all user account passwords stored in web browsers
• Check email accounts to see if any new forwarding rules have been added or changed
• Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) when possible
Take-Two Interactive has temporarily taken the support portal offline while it deals with the problem. It's unknown if the support arm hacker is the same person who hacked Rockstar to steal information about GTA 6 and its other games.
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