The biggest data breach is been take place two days back and affected over 500,000 Activision accounts. Activision Call of Duty is the most popular game among the youngsters. As per the latest report, over 500,000 user data has been leaked. Which includes username, password, and some other sensitive data of users. Various gaming lovers and public figures have shared the leak-evidence.
This leak may affect various gamers because most of them use to save various personal details. Personal details may include phone numbers, emails, payment details, and maybe residential address. Activision has not disclosed any information about what exact data leaked. Although Activision has issued a statement on this and suggested the users to safeguard their accounts.
The Activision Call of Duty hack was firstly reported on Twitter by a user named oRemmy. After that many gamers and creator has confirmed the biggest data breach. Yesterday Activision support has posted a tweet and told the user to follow some steps to stay secure and maybe you are at risk.
Before the Activision Support tweet, TheGamingRevolution tweeted and ask his followers to change their password of Activision accounts because hackers are apparently generating 1,000 accounts every 10 minutes.
Many peoples are suggesting to enable 2FA on your gaming accounts as well as your personal accounts. But sadly the Activision does not support Two-Factor Authentication, you have to manually remove all access associated with that account.
Activision has not totally agreed or denied the biggest data breach of millions of Call of Duty users. But they release a message which says “reports suggesting Call of Duty accounts have been compromised are not accurate”. And promised that they are investigating all privacy concerns. However they advise the user to take best precautions to protect their accounts with such attacks.
As for now, the accurate data breach information is not available. But to stay secure unlink your google accounts linked with Call of Duty and Activision. And If you have Battlenet, PSN, Xbox then unlink those accounts as well.
If you want to unlink google from Call of Duty then here are the simple steps you can follow:-
- Visit Google My Account Page on chrome or mobile.
- Now tap on the Security.
- After that scroll and Find Third-party apps with account access then click on Manage third-party access.
- Under Manage third-party access you will find the Call of Duty and Activision.
- Simply tap on it and click on Remove Access.
Great you have unlinked your Google account from Activision now you have to follow and visit other gaming sites which are linked with it.