Roblox data leak publicly reveals the personal information of 4,000 developers
A major data leak at the company behind the most popular game creation platform has resulted in the public release of personally identifying information from attendees of its Roblox Developers Conferences held between 2017 and 2020.
- According to an email sent to Troy Hunt of HaveIBeenPwned, a data breach occurred at the company in December 2020, exposing 4,000 usernames, real names, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and physical and IP addresses of Developers Conferences attendees. This information was then shared on an unnamed forum on July 18, 2023, alerting more than a small number of Roblox groups to the breach.
- Roblox confirmed the leak to PC Gamer and stated that it would be working with those affected to ensure that their information remains as secure as possible. “Roblox is aware of a third-party security issue where there were indications of unauthorized access to limited personal information of a subset of our creator community,” the spokesperson said. “We engaged independent experts to support the investigation led by our information security team. Those who are impacted will receive an email communicating the next steps we are taking to support them. We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring and vetting the cyber security posture of Roblox and our third-party vendors.”
- Roblox confirmed to Hunt that all those affected had been contacted, and Hunt also shared screenshots of the emails sent to those affected by the breach. Those who were "minimally" affected received only an apology, while those who were "more seriously" affected were offered a one-year subscription to an identity theft protection tool. Despite this, some people have reportedly already used the information in social engineering attacks, according to VGC.
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