Friends Players Compromised in Data Breach with 218M Words

The same attacker was reportedly behind the Collection #1 and Collection #2 data dumps earlier this year. A cybercriminal operating under the alias Gnosticplayers has broken into the Words with Friends database and gained access to 218 million player records, The Hacker News reports. The popular puzzle game is owned by Zynga, one of the biggest names in the social gaming market with other well-known offerings, including FarmVille, Mafia Wars, and Zynga Poker. Zynga issued a disclosure on September 12 to say some player data may have been obtained by unauthorized parties; now, a new report sheds light on the extent of the security incident.

Source: Dark Reading