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Hackers stole more than 7 million users’ information

The entertaining small-scale game, Town of Salem, has quickly escalated its popularity in recent years. Town of Salem, where the number of members reached approximately 8 million, was attacked by hackers. Approximately 7 million users’ password, username, e-mail address, and payment information such as credit or debit card was stolen by the hackers.

Popular role-playing game Town of Salem has been attacked by hackers

Town of Salem is one of the most popular role-playing games of recent years. In a game that is played online, a player controls each character. You’re trying to figure out what happened in a small town, trying to find out who is the killer which is among your friends. When each game starts, the game randomly gives a different role for all players. Sad news came from the game which is very entertaining while playing with your friends. The developer team, who made a statement about the issue, confirmed that they were attacked. And they used the following statements:

“Hey everyone,

The BMG staff is just coming back from Christmas/New years vacation and we were informed that there may have been a breach of our database. I am currently in contact with Rackspace to figure out what happened and prevent it from happening again. You should update your Town of Salem passwords to be safe.

Important Notes:

We don’t store any credit card or payment info. At all.

All passwords were hashed and not plain text. This means they do not know what your password is unless they run a program to attempt to guess it against the hashed password. Any reasonably strong password will take a very long time to be guessed.

Your accounts should all be safe still if they used the same password, but you can change that as well if you are worried.

The only important data compromised would be your Username/hashed password, IP and email. Everything else is just game related data.

Sorry that this happened, no game creator ever wants to be in this situation and having it happen over the holiday break when everyone was away was terrible timing.

Update: To clarify, we do not handle money. At all. The third party payment processors are the ones that handle all of that. We never see your credit card, payment information, anything like that. We don’t have access to that information.”

Murat Oktay

Video games have been my passion for as long as I can remember. I have been writing and managing in the game industry for more than 30 years. I've been playing Diablo 2 nonstop since it first came out.

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