Over 500,000 Activision accounts could be at risk after a major data breach at the company early this morning. Hackers have reportedly been accessing accounts at a rate of 1,000 every second. Anyone who plays Call of Duty, Warzone, or CoD Mobile will have an Activision account and could be at risk. It is worth changing all your passwords immediately if you have an account.
Other games that require Activision accounts include Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Spyro, Crash Bandicoot 4, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2. To be completely safe, you should also change the passwords of any linked accounts (PSN, Xbox Live, Blizzard, etc.) and remove any pertinent payment information from the account for the time being. If you use that password for any other services (not recommended), you should change it there too.
Unfortunately, Activision does not offer the option to enable two-factor authentication, which would make accounts a lot safer, especially in situations like these. However, there is never a bad time to change your password, and now is the perfect time to take that opportunity.
Dataminer Prototype Warehouse confirmed that they had seen “solid proof” of the breach, recommending users change their passwords.
Regarding the Activision account breach, I just seen solid proof, change your password.
— Prototype Warehouse (@ProtoWarehouse) September 20, 2020
It is worth noting that the first account to acknowledge the breach was a user ‘oRemyy’, who has since deleted their account. However, with other accounts apparently seeing proof of the hack, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Activision has not yet confirmed or commented on the breach, but we’ll be the first to let you know if and when they do so.