Popular Gaming Trading Platform Traderie Breached Losing User Data
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- By Steven
- Sep 13, 2023
Traderie is a special trading platform dedicated to enabling Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Roblox, Elden Ring, Diablo, and Rocket League players to buy and sell in-game items with one another. The third-party trading service manages data for millions of game users and was recently the victim of a data breach that compromised a huge number of customers. If you rely on Traderie to make gaming trades, you may have had your data exposed.
How Did the Attack Occur?
The cyber attack was reportedly committed by a hacker going by the name of "victim" in the BreachForums hacker marketplace. The attacker was able to break into Traderie's website and access its database information. Once inside the database, the hacker gathered information for a huge number of users. The attacker claims to have stolen data for more than 2.6 million platform users, leaving many traders worried about the loss of their data.
What Information Was Viewed or Stolen?
According to reports from the hacker, the information stolen in the attack includes the IP addresses, Stripe payment information, and details for platforms like Roblox, Apple, and Google. This data could be used by hackers to launch further attacks that could cost users money. Other than the Stripe information stolen, the rest of the data doesn't seem particularly harmful. Still, it could be used to gather additional information and to plan phishing attacks on the users. If your data was stolen you should take steps to secure your account and your information.
How Did Traderie Admit to the Breach?
So far, Traderie hasn't released a statement about the data breach. There is a story on TechCrunch that's covering the incident and the potential issues it's causing. Most of the information concerning the current data breach has come from the individual who claims to have stolen the data.
What Will Become of the Stolen Information?
The hacker that reportedly is behind this attack is attempting to sell the stolen information on BreachForums for $5,000 in Bitcoin. The data is supposed to have information for 2.6 million Traderie users and will likely be sold to an attacker who understands how to misuse the data for profit. If your information is involved in the attack, you should take steps to guard yourself from future data losses.
What Should Affected Parties Do in the Aftermath of the Breach?
If you believe your information was taken from Traderie, you can take steps to guard your information against future problems. Begin by changing your Traderie password to increase the security of your account. You should also change your Stripe information and make changes to any other accounts you believe are linked to this attack. Along with changing your account information, you should take steps to make your Stripe account more difficult to misuse.
Also, be careful to avoid giving away any of your information to anyone you don't know who asks for it via email, text message, or over the phone. Always get confirmation from a representative from a company that they are who they say they are before you risk your secure information. You should also avoid inputting your data into links sent through your email. Instead, re-type the name of the company website into your web browser and find the site yourself because many attackers disguise links in an attempt to trick users into giving away their data. Take these measures, and you will more effectively protect yourself.