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COMPUTER GAME RETAILER Game has promptly told its customers that claims it has been the victim of a hacking attack are untrue.
The retailer has been forced to investigate the possible breach after user names and passwords allegedly belonging to its customers appeared on Pastebin. Nearly 200 users appear in the plain text details.
Anna-Marie Mason, a spokesperson for Game said, "At Game we guard our customers' details very carefully. We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of Game.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security."
"We would like to assure all our customers that their details are well protected, and advise anyone who has any questions to contact our customer services team via the website, our Facebook page or Twitter account."
A hacker called 'Hunterbeckham' said that the credentials were acquired using a shell injection method.
We've tried a few of the logins listed in the Pastebin posting and got the same message from the Game web site each time. It said, "Error Summary. We could not find a Game Account for the email address you provided. Please enter the information again." µ
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