'Call of Duty: Warzone' made a change meaning players had to sign up with a phone number, annoying cheaters. Now, someone is selling pre-verified accounts in response.
Activision is forcing Warzone gamers to use their cellphone number to log in, and using it as a way to permaban cheaters.
The breach impacted email addresses, passwords, phone numbers, and other sensitive information, according to a researcher mentioned in a breach notification obtained by Motherboard.
The alleged member was arrested around two weeks ago, another member of the hacking group told Motherboard.
This could make people think twice about using a phone number to secure their account at all.
The small list of around 2,500 login details acts a reminder to stay vigilant and use two-factor authentication.
Users are angry that Facebook is letting others, including advertisers, look up users via the phone numbers they provided to enable two-factor authentication.
Google's Titan Security Keys, used to lock down accounts, are produced in China. Several experts want more answers on that supply chain process, for fears of tampering or security issues.
Some Instagram users are at particular risk of sim hijacking, where a hacker takes control of their phone number and uses that to break into accounts. Now, Instagram is pushing towards app-based authentication, which should make the hackers' job harder.
When a site offers different methods of authentication, your account is only as secure as the weakest option. Here, Motherboard shows you how to use the most robust method for locking down your Twitter account.
Two-factor authentication is essential for good security on the internet. But if you don’t store your recovery codes, your security system may do more harm than good.