Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Report: E-Sports League ESEA Was Hacked

ESports Entertainment Association (ESEA), a major Esports network with millions of active users, was the victim of a huge hack that has seen a database including 1.5 million user accounts being compromised.The ESEA is one of the largest online communities for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, boasting around 5 million views per month. The site was hacked on December 30, 2016, with ESEA issuing another update in which they revealed that they had reason to believe that user data had been obtained by those behind it.

This has now been all but confirmed by Leaked Source, a service devoted to notifying users of online security breaches, with the site having claimed that 1,503,707 ESEA records had been lifted by the perpetrators of the hack.