One forum alone accounted for almost half of the breached data -- a little under 13 million records; the other two forums make up over 12 million records.The databases were stolen in early August, according to breach notification site Leaked Source.com, which obtained a copy of the databases.
If true, this puts the leak up there with some of the biggest of all time, such as the massive leak of 150 million Adobe user accounts and the insanely damaging Ashley Madison leak Discreet online dating site Ashley Madison (targeted primarily at cheating spouses) has been hacked.
Back in 2014, Hold Security attempted to cash in on the breach it reported that time around, offering a subscription service to website owners (but not individuals).
Some researchers claim that their previous moment in the spotlight was a case of style over substance, but Holden denied this was the case, claiming to be “actually losing money.
In an emailed statement, spokesperson Nataliya Bogdanovich played down the attacks."They are old passwords to the forums of game projects that Group acquired over the years.
All Group's forums and games have been using a secure integrated authorization system for a long time by now," said the spokesperson.