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Town of Salem Database Hacked, 7.6 Million Player Details Compromised

A new massive data breach reported that online role-playing game platform Town of Salem by BlankMediaGames(BMG) was hacked and the data of 7,633,234 unique email addresses and player’s user data accounts were deducted. The hack was discovered on December 28, 2018 when a copy of Town of Salem’s hacked database was anonymously sent to DeHashed, a commercial data breach indexing service.

Town of Salem Database Hacked, 7.6 Million Player Details Compromised

DeHashed suggested that Town of Salem’s server had been compromised and hackers had access to entire gamer database which contains Usernames, Emails, Passwords (phpass, MD5(WordPress), MD5(phpBB3)), IP Addresses, Game & Forum Activity and Payment Information. With some of the users who paid for certain premium features having their billing information/data breached as well. The total row count is: 8,388,894, with 7,633,234 unique email addresses. No credit card information has been obtained, according to reports.

Below is the most recent update post by Achilles, one of the BMG developer:

Town of Salem Game Forums: Data Breach Update
Steam: Town of Salem: Data Breach Update
reddit: TownofSalemgame: Data Breach – WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED [EDITED]

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