- Roblox suffered a huge data breach that led to nearly 4000 Roblox devs’ personal information appearing online.
- The physical addresses of devs that attended the Roblox Developers conferences held between 2017 and 2020 were also leaked.
- As reported by PC Gamer, the original data breach occurred on 18 December 2020, and the info went public on 18 July 2023. It is unclear when Roblox got familiarized with the breach.
- Roblox has recently contacted the affected; used minimally affected only got an apology email. The more seriously affected developers got a year of identity protection.
A major data leak has recently struck Roblox, and nearly 4000 Roblox game developers have suffered the consequences. The private information of the affectees, including names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and even t-shirt sizes surfaced online. The devs that attended the Roblox Developers conferences held between 2017 and 2020 even seemingly had their physical addresses leaked.
The massive Roblox data breach was spotted by Troy Hunt, the creator of haveibeenpwned website that specializes in detecting whether your personal information has been leaked online. The collection of data evidently appeared on a forum site this month. It was seemingly hogged by a bunch of people and soon disappeared in thin air.
Cached version of the (now deleted) forum post: pic.twitter.com/AWiJJFiizX
— Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) July 18, 2023
The info reaching the hands of bad actors has resulted in some devs getting harassed in the process. Moreover, certain schemes could utilize the personal data of some affectees for malignant goals. Some devs have already supposedly become victims of social engineering attacks using the leaked personal information. Roblox has since reached out to Troy with an explanation and is taking appropriate measures against the data breach.
Roblox has now contacted everyone affected. Minimally affected users just got a sorry email. For more seriously affected users they got a year of identity protection and an apology for everyone else.”
As per PC Gamer, the original data breach happened on 18 December 2020, and the info became public on 18 July 2023. Initially, the data leak did not spread beside a few niche Roblox communities and only recently started scattering. It is unclear when the popular gaming site became familiarized with the issue; it has only now taken action. Roblox has not announced the breach to the public.
We engaged independent experts to support the investigation led by our information security team. Those who are impacted will receive an email communicating the next steps we are taking to support them. We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring and vetting the cyber security posture of Roblox and our third-party vendors,” spoke Roblox’s spokesperson to PC Gamer.
Roblox is one of the biggest gaming media worldwide, and players have already spent over 14 billion hours on the platform.
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