2K is owned by parent company Take-Two Interactive. It was founded in 2005 in Novato, California.
Many people wonder if the 2K hack and the Rockstar Gaming hack have something to do with each other, considering the companies have the same parent company, plus the timing of the hacks. The hacker sent out emails to select players, telling them that their tickets (the complaint method for many gaming services) were answered.
They then sent links to the players, saying that the zip files contained a new 2K launcher that would fix their games. The zip files contained Redline malware, which gathers personal and identifiable information off of the infected device and sends it to the hacker.
The hacker infiltrated the support systems of 2K; how did they do this? We’re not entirely sure. "Earlier today, we became aware that an unauthorized third party illegally accessed the credentials of one of our vendors to the help desk platform that 2K uses to provide support to our customers," 2K’s support account stated on Twitter. "Please do not open any emails or click on any links that you receive from the 2K Games support account."
The breach occurred on September 20th, 2022.
The breach impacts anyone who opened the zip file from the breached support account. The information that the hacker accessed can be used or sold.
The breach has affected an unknown number of files. Any personal information on the affected devices is now in the hacker's hands. If you have been affected, you can download software to search your device for malware and invest in identity theft monitoring to keep your information safer.