GAME denies hacking claims after thorough investigation

By Posted 17 Jan 2012, 15:56

Yesterday we brought you news that one of the few remaining video game retailers amongst what seems like a dying breed of physical stores owners, GAME had been accused of falling victim to hacking after several complaints from customers involving claims of a possible breach were made.

GAME was quick to deny these claims saying they are untrue after the video game vendor was forced to investigate them. The claims suggested passwords and user names allegedly belonging to the online website members had been found on Pastebin, a web application that allows for the uploading of text, usually source code samples.

One spokesperson for the retailer, Anne-Marie Mason said ‘At GAME we guard our customers’ details very carefully.’ She went on to explain that ‘The published email addresses are not registered users of Game.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security.’ This statement was made after the company claimed they had thoroughly investigated the claims.

‘Hunterbeckham’ is a hacker that has explained how the credentials were acquired. They say a shell injection method was used. GAME meanwhile are assuring customers that their details are safe and advising anyone that has any questions regarding the situation to get into contact with their customer services team via Twitter, Facebook or their website.

Yet more assurance comes via the Inquirer, who say they attempted to use a few of the login details that were listed on Pastebin to access the website but were unable to have any success, getting an error message every time that read ‘We could not find a GAME Account for the email address you provided. Please enter the information again.’

Are you a member of the GAME website? Do you believe the claims that they were hacked or are you remaining assured that your details are safe?

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