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VideoGamesPlus.ca Hacked, 21,000 Users' Details Taken


Import retailer VideoGamesPlus.ca has reportedly been hacked, resulting in the personal details of 21,000 users being posted online.

A hacker posted a link to what was apparently stolen personal information from the Canadian retailer’s site on Pastebin, before posting news of the feat to Twitter.

The data, posted on Rapidshare, has since been removed, but apparently contained the names, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and encrypted passwords of customers.

There are claims that Eurogamer readers (amongst others) have found their data inside the file, so we at TheSixthAxis strongly recommend you to change your password if you’ve previously used the retailer.

VideoGamesPlus.ca have yet to comment on the hack, but we’ll keep you up to date with any further developments.  We recommend users have unique passwords for every site and service.

Source: Edge.

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  1. Bilbo_bobbins
    Since: Jun 2009

    thankfully I don’t use them, but for christ sake, retailers need to sort their act out and make sure this information is not able to be hacked and got. Its a joke.

    Hackers are scum and should ben strung up but their ballsack.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 12:56.
  2. I talk about games
    Since: Dec 2011

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    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 12:58.
    • dude90
      Since: Nov 2009

      Lousy bastards!

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 13:11.
    • MayContainEvil
      Since: Feb 2011

      Shit-eating ass-tarts!

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 13:31.
    • Sympozium
      Since: Aug 2009

      Bad eggs!! ALL OF THEM!

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 13:45.
  3. hawky525
    Since: Mar 2010

    I’ve heard rumblings the data is on more than ‘just’ 21,000 users, possibly being their entire customer db, in the 120,000 region.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 14:00.
  4. besidavi
    Since: Aug 2009

    I’ve ordered MLB The Show from them every year for a while. Thought I’d better go to their site: no warning about hacking? Log in: no warning about hacking? Can’t change account password anywhere in settings either?!

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 15:40.
    • Joe Dart
      Since: Sep 2011

      The change password setting is just where it asks you to enter a password on the ‘My Account’ page. Just enter a new password and the confirmation of it and it’ll change.

      That had me flummoxed for a while too.

      Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 15:55.
      • besidavi
        Since: Aug 2009

        Cheers mate! Did think of that but couldn’t believe it would be so badly set out…

        Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 16:07.
  5. MrJimmy
    Since: Forever

    I recently ordered the new Sony Stereo Headset from them, it should be here any day. Never used their website, it was ebay and Paypal, so I can’t imagine I’m at risk beyond name and addy..

    Comment posted on 18/01/2012 at 16:15.
  6. mrfodder
    Since: Nov 2009

    Well the CSIdentity account Sony is paying for me sent me an alert. Good to see it working. Bad for Videogamesplus.ca.

    Comment posted on 19/01/2012 at 09:26.

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