2 people have actually submitted a class-action grievance versus Zynga following a 2019 data breach thatreportedly affected more than 172 million people Zynga admitted to the data beach where “specific gamer account info” was acquired by hackers in September2019 It stated at the time that account login info for Draw Something and Words With Friends users were accessed, however the business stated it did not think financial info was accessed.
In December 2019, security website Have I Been Pwned stated the data breach ranked 10 th as one of the biggest user info hacks. Zynga has actually not validated the size of the breach.
A hacker called Gnosticplayers informed The Hacker News in 2019 he accessed names, e-mail addresses, login IDs, contact number, hashed passwords, Facebook IDs, and more within the databreach He likewise stated he discovered “clear text passwords” for more than 7 million OMGPOP users. (OMGPOP developed Draw Something and was gotten by Zynga in 2013.)
Attorneys for the 2 complainants are submitting the class-action suit for Zynga’s “failure to fairly secure” gamer info and the business’s failure to inform users in a prompt way. They likewise recommend Zynga “unconscionably” tricked users concerning the safety and defense of their user info. The complainants stated a a great deal of minors were linked in the breach.
Zynga is an American business that’s produced popular mobile and social games like FarmVille, Words With Friends, and Zynga Poker. In 2019, it reported an everyday active user base of 20 million,according to USA Today One hundred million players apparently boot up its apps monthly.
The complainants and millions of others are at “an impending threat of scams” for several years to come “as a result of the data breach and Zynga’s misleading and unconscionable conduct,” according to the suit.
Zynga has actually not reacted to Polygon’s ask for comment.