Activision denies Call Of Duty accounts have been hacked, despite insider claims
Despite reports that claim half a million Call Of Duty accounts have been hacked Activision insists that nothing untoward has happened.
Hackers getting hold of people’s personal data is sadly not an uncommon occurrence, especially in the world of video games, but the peculiar thing about talk of an Activision hack is that nobody is sure if it’s happened or not.
Numerous Call Of Duty insiders, who have previously proven accurate with leaked information about the games, are adamant that over 500,000 Call Of Duty account have been accessed, although none can offer any evidence beyond screenshots of people allegedly selling them on Discord.
Activision has denied anything has happened though, insisting that, ‘Reports suggesting Activision Call Of Duty accounts have been compromised are not accurate. We investigate all privacy concerns.’
‘As always we recommend that players take precaution to protect their Activision accounts, as well as any online accounts, at all times. You will receive emails when major changes are made to your Call Of Duty accounts. If you did not make these changes, please be sure to follow the steps provided’, reads a message on Twitter.
It would certainly put Activision in a very awkward position if they were later found to be lying, especially with a new Call Of Duty just weeks away now, which suggests that, as far as they know, there was no hack.
Activision accounts are used to activate cross-play in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone, and to use the Call Of Duty app. They are also used in conjunction with Battle.net and Xbox and PlayStation accounts, so theoretically that does present a number of ways for hackers to target information.
Until clear evidence emerges that something has definitely happened though there’s nothing more anyone can do, although it wouldn’t hurt to change your password anyway – just to be sure.
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